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The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Stud Fam Plann See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract No studies have examined the applicability of varying methods for identifying youth at high risk of unintended pregnancies and contracting HIV. This study compares sociodemographic characteristics and sexual behaviors of youth ages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti surveyed using three different study methodologies.
The three study methodologies are compared in terms of their utility for identifying high risk youth and utility for program planning. More youth in the PLACE study had multiple sexual partners in the last year and received money or gifts for sex compared to youth in facilities.
Pregnancy experience was most common in the facility-based data; however, more ever-pregnant PLACE youth reported ever terminating a pregnancy. Program managers seeking to target prevention activities should consider using facility- or venue-based methods to identify and understand the behaviors of high-risk youth.
Introduction Research on sexual risk-taking among youth ages in developing countries frequently focuses on participants in population-based, household surveys, representative at the national, regional or city levels. These studies have demonstrated varying results in terms of demographic factors associated with risk of HIV transmission among youth. For example, some population-based studies indicate that among sexually experienced youth, those who are less educated and from rural areas are less likely to use condoms and other forms of contraception, increasing their risk of contracting HIV or experiencing an unintended pregnancy Adih and Alexander ; Eggleston ; Koenig et al.
Other factors associated with sexual risk-taking among youth include age at sexual debut Geary et al. While population-based studies provide a comprehensive perspective on risk factors for transmission and prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections STIs , and unintended pregnancies, they often fail to offer clear strategies for prevention programs because they do not examine youth access and use of specific reproductive health RH services.