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  • Acceptability of a pilot program to provide voluntary male medical circumcision to street connected youth

    *Kibel, M., Shah, P., Makori, D., Ayuku, D., Apondi, E., Wachira J., Braitstein, P. “Acceptability of a pilot program to provide voluntary male medical circumcision to street connected youth in western Kenya as part of a ten-day healing, education, and coming-of-age retreat” Journal of Adolescent Health. 2018 Oct 13. pii: S1054-139X(18)30340-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.027. PMID: 30327277 Abstract:

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  • Mortality among street connected children and youth in western Kenya

    Embleton L, Ayuku D, Makori D, Kamanda A, Braitstein P. “Mortality among street connected children and youth in western Kenya: a retrospective case series”. BMC Health and Human Rights. 2018 May 15;18(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12914-018-0160-8. PMID: 29764412 Abstract: Street-connected young people carry a disproportionate burden of morbidities, and engage in a variety of practices that may heighten their risk of premature mortality,

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  • Unconditional government cash transfers in support of orphaned & vulnerable adolescents

    Shangani, S., Operario, D., Genberg, B., Kirwa, K., Midoun, M., Atwoli, L., et al. (2017) PLoS ONE 12(5): e0178076 Abstract: Orphaned and vulnerable adolescents (OVA) in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk for adverse psychological outcomes compared with their non-OVA counterparts. Social interventions that provide cash transfers (CTs) have been shown to improve health outcomes among young people, but little is

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  • Sexual Behavior Among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya

    Embleton, L., Nyandat, J., Ayuku, D., Sang, E., Kamanda, A., Ayaya, S., … & Galarraga, O. (2017). Sexual Behavior Among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional-and Family-Based Care Settings. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(4), 417-424. .015 Abstract: This study sought to assess whether risky sexual behaviors and sexual exploitation of orphaned adolescents differed between family-based and institutional care

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  • ‘Pregnancy Has Its Advantages’

    Wachira, J., Kamanda, A., Embleton, L., Naanyu, V., Ayuku, D., & Braitstein, P. (2016). ‘Pregnancy Has Its Advantages’: The Voices of Street Connected Children and Youth in Eldoret, Kenya. PloS one, 11(3), e0150814. Abstract: Little is known about the reproductive health or family planning needs of street-connected children and youth in resource-constrained countries. The study objective was to describe how street-connected children and

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