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Weird Feelings, body hair, and boys: rites of passage, a puberty focused curriculum developed for prepubescent girls at Gwen’s Girls

Holler, Katie (2016) Weird Feelings, body hair, and boys: rites of passage, a puberty focused curriculum developed for prepubescent girls at Gwen’s Girls. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Due to high rates of teen pregnancy and STI acquisition amongst adolescents, the Pittsburgh, PA based organization Gwen’s Girls requested the curriculum, Rites of Passage. The curriculum will fill in the gaps in knowledge of many the participants and function as a source of early comprehensive sexual education. Rites of Passage provides a gender, cultural, and age-appropriate introduction to topics related to puberty, sexuality, body image for girls 10-13 years of age to form a foundation for future learning and exposure. The curriculum was developed and informally piloted during the summer of 2015 by two graduate students placed with Gwen’s Girls through the Bridging the Gap program. Teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections have long term negative impacts individually and on society. The Rites of Passage intended public health impact is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid behaviors that may lead to teen pregnancy and truncating of their future.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Holler, Katiekeh148@pitt.eduKEH148
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFelter, Elizabeth MadisonEMFELTER@pitt.eduEMFELTERUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKammerer, Candace Mcmk3@pitt.eduCMK3UNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 17:59
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/27519

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