A new study aims to reduce substance use and increase access to contraception among womxn involved in criminal legal systems by adapting an HIV intervention created by researchers at SIG, Multimedia Women on the Road to Health (WORTH). Dr. Slavin will use her K01 award to address substance use disorders and unmet need for contraception among womxn involved in criminal legal systems.
The F31 grant is entitled "Understanding typologies of IPV and access to services among drug-involved Black women with criminal-legal involvement who have sex with women and men."
New Publication Finds Inclusive State Legislation May Exert a Protective Effect on Suicidal Behavior Among Sexual Minority Youth
In the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) adolescents are significantly more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. A new publication examines how suicide attempts among LGBQ adolescents may differ as a function of state legislation relevant to equality for sexual minorities.