The effect of a text messaging based HIV prevention program on sexual minority male youths: A national evaluation of information, motivation and behavioral skills in a randomized controlled trial of Guy2Guy

Ybarra ML, Liu W, Prescott TL, Phillips II G, Mustanski B. The effect of a text messaging based HIV prevention program on sexual minority male youths: A national evaluation of information, motivation and behavioral skills in a randomized controlled trial of Guy2Guy. Journ. of Adolesc. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2118-1 Abstract There is a paucity of literature documenting how the constructs of the Information–Motivation–Behavioral Skills (IMB) model are affected by exposure to technology-based HIV prevention programs. Guy2Guy, based on the IMB model, is the first comprehensive HIV prevention program delivered via text messaging and tested nationally among sexual minority adolescent males. Between June and November 2014, 302 14–18year old gay, bisexual, and/or queer … [Read more...]

Characteristics of bias-based harassment incidents reported by a national sample of U.S. adolescents

Jones LM, Mitchell KJ, Turner HA, Ybarra ML. Characteristics of bias-based harassment incidents reported by a national sample of U.S. adolescents. Journ of Adolesc. 2018; 65: 50-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.02.013 Abstract Using a national sample of youth from the U.S., this paper examines incidents of bias-based harassment by peers that include language about victims' perceived sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, religion, weight or height, or intelligence. Telephone interviews were conducted with youth who were 10–20 years old (n = 791). One in six youth (17%) reported at least one experience with bias-based harassment in the past year. Bias language was a part of over half (52%) of all harassment incidents experienced by youth. Perpetrators of bias-based harassment … [Read more...]

Mobile health intervention development principles: Lessons from an adolescent cyberbullying intervention

Ranney ML, Pittman SK, Ybarra M, Huang J, Spirito A, Rosen R. Mobile health intervention development principles: Lessons from an adolescent cyberbullying intervention. Soc Media & Healthcare Tech. 2018; 3329-3338. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50310 Abstract Mobile health interventions are becoming increasingly popular, yet challenges in developing effective, user-friendly, evidence-based technologyaugmented interventions persist. In this paper, we describe the process of developing an acceptable, evidence-based text messaging program for adolescents experiencing cyberbullying in hopes of addressing some of the challenges encountered by many researchers and developers in this area of intervention development. Participants were 23 adolescents with past-year histories of … [Read more...]

Why girls choose not to use barriers to prevent sexually transmitted infection during female-to-female sex

Doull M, Wolowic J, Saewyc E, Rosario M, Prescott T, Ybarra M. Why girls choose not to use barriers to prevent sexually transmitted infection during female-to-female sex. Journ. of Adoles. Health. 2017; 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.10.005 Abstract: Purpose: Using data from a national qualitative study of lesbian, bisexual, and other sexual minority adolescent girls in the U.S., this study examined their awareness of the risk of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and opportunities for barrier use. Methods: Online asynchronous focus groups were conducted with lesbian and bisexual (LB) girls ages 14–18 years. Girls were assigned to online groups based on their self-identified sexual identity and whether they were sexually experienced or not. Two moderators posed … [Read more...]

Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males

Goodenow C, Ybarra ML, Saewyc E, Rosario M, Price-Feeney M, Prescott T. Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 11 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research

Prescott T, Price-Feeney M, Ybarra ML. Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Developing Girl2Girl: A text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for LGB girls 14-18 years of age

Ybarra ML, Prescott T, Price-Feeney M. Developing Girl2Girl: A text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for LGB girls 14-18 years of age. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Developing Girl2Girl from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study

Saewyc E, Ybarra ML, Wolowic J, Santana-Parrilla J, Prescott T, Goodenow C, Rosario M. Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Survey development for Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for sexual minority adolescent girls

Price-Feeney M, Ybarra ML, Prescott T. Survey development for Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for sexual minority adolescent girls. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Survey Development for Girl2Girl from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States

Ybarra M, Price-Feeney M, Prescott T, Rosario M, Saewyc E. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States.  Poster presentation at the 2017 International Association for Adolescent Health conference; 28 Oct 2017; New Delhi, India. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]