Young men's preferences for sexually transmitted disease and reproductive health services in San Francisco, California

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Jun;39(6):421-3. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318249d651.


We explored STD (sexually transmitted disease) service preferences among 108 African-American adolescent males recruited from a high-morbidity neighborhood. Participants largely preferred to seek care at traditional STD testing venues (86.5%) rather than nontraditional venues. Additionally, most males preferred receiving STD test results from a clinician (61.1%) rather than online (11.1%) or through email or text message (12.0%). These results highlight the need for continued strengthening of traditional public health clinics to ensure capacity to meet young men's health needs and to improve outreach and access to traditional STD services for young men.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Black or African American / statistics & numerical data*
  • Confidentiality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Men's Health
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Patient Preference*
  • Poverty Areas
  • Reproductive Health Services / organization & administration*
  • San Francisco / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult