Young Women's Reach Project

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Investigator: Kohar Der Simonian, MD
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Location(s): United States

Description

New Generation Health Center (NGHC, or “New Gen”) is a clinic of the University of California at San Francisco’s (UCSF) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. With a goal to decrease the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among high risk youth in San Francisco, NGHC employs a comprehensive model of care, which includes:

  • Providing high quality, youth-friendly reproductive health care

  • Educating community youth about the risks of teen pregnancy and STD transmission

  • Leading research studies that focus on adolescent reproductive health issues

  • Educating tomorrow's health care providers about working with high-risk youth and New Generation’s philosophy of care

”New Gen” has built a reputation with San Francisco youth as a place with ”Answers, not Attitude.” That's the ”New Gen” motto and what youth want when it comes to their health.

In addition to clinical services, NGHC believes community outreach and education are essential components in meeting our mission. NGHC has developed a comprehensive education and outreach program which includes presentations to classrooms and community youth groups designed to encourage students to think critically about how these issues might directly affect their own lives. These presentations can be one-time sessions or can be offered as a series of on-going presentations. Available presentations include:

* Decision Making & Communication
* Puberty & Anatomy 
* Body Image, Media, & Self Esteem 
* Sexual Orientation & Gender
* Birth Control Methods (including a condom demo)
* Pregnancy Options 
* Sexually Transmitted Diseases
* HIV & AIDS
* Healthy Relationships