Melanie A Gold

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Motivational interviewing with computer assistance as an intervention to empower women to make contraceptive choices while incarcerated: study protocol for randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Clarke
    Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Pawtucket, RI, USA
    Trials 13:101. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of advance provision of emergency contraception on adolescent women's sexual and contraceptive behaviors
    Melanie A Gold
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 17:87-96. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Extended cycling or continuous use of hormonal contraceptives for female adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:407-11. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Body piercing practices and attitudes among urban adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Adolesc Health 36:352.e17-24. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Intrauterine devices and adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 20:464-9. 2008
  6. pmc Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 48:87-93. 2011
  7. pmc Pregnancies, abortions, and births among women with and without borderline personality disorder
    Natacha M De Genna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Program in Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e371-7. 2012
  8. pmc Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:858-63. 2009
  9. pmc Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3180, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1163-70. 2010
  10. pmc Association of cigarette smoking and media literacy about smoking among adolescents
    Brian A Primack
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:465-72. 2006

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc Motivational interviewing with computer assistance as an intervention to empower women to make contraceptive choices while incarcerated: study protocol for randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Clarke
    Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Pawtucket, RI, USA
    Trials 13:101. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of advance provision of emergency contraception on adolescent women's sexual and contraceptive behaviors
    Melanie A Gold
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 17:87-96. 2004
    ..Advance provision of emergency contraception (EC) may increase timely access and improve effectiveness, but the impact on adolescent sexual and contraceptive behaviors is not known...
  3. doi request reprint Extended cycling or continuous use of hormonal contraceptives for female adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:407-11. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to present the most recent data on extended cycling and continuous use of hormonal contraception for female adolescents...
  4. ncbi request reprint Body piercing practices and attitudes among urban adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Adolesc Health 36:352.e17-24. 2005
    ..This article describes adolescents' attitudes and practices toward body piercing and their awareness of associated health risks...
  5. doi request reprint Intrauterine devices and adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 20:464-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this review is to inform the reader of new information published on intrauterine devices (IUDs) and adolescents...
  6. pmc Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 48:87-93. 2011
    ..We sought to describe how personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes toward adolescent sexual activity influence sexual behaviors of adolescent females' over time...
  7. pmc Pregnancies, abortions, and births among women with and without borderline personality disorder
    Natacha M De Genna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Program in Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e371-7. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:858-63. 2009
    ..Women of childbearing age are commonly prescribed medications by primary care providers (PCPs) that may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy...
  9. pmc Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3180, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1163-70. 2010
    ..We sought to explore providers' perspectives on the challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care clinics to develop strategies to improve counseling services...
  10. pmc Association of cigarette smoking and media literacy about smoking among adolescents
    Brian A Primack
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:465-72. 2006
    ..To determine whether media literacy concerning tobacco use is independently associated with two clinically relevant outcome measures in adolescents: current smoking and susceptibility to smoking...
  11. doi request reprint Adolescents' experiences using the contraceptive patch versus pills
    Gina S Sucato
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:197-203. 2011
    ..To compare use of the weekly transdermal contraceptive patch (patch) with daily combined hormonal contraceptive pills (pills) in adolescents...
  12. pmc Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls
    Aletha Yvette Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e913-20. 2009
    ..The relationship between weight and sexual behavior among adolescents is poorly understood. We examined this relationship in a nationally representative sample of high school girls...
  13. doi request reprint Use of emergency contraception by US teens: effect of access on promptness of use and satisfaction
    Alison G Rubin
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:286-90. 2011
    ..To examine the effect of policies regarding access to emergency contraception (EC) on teens' promptness of EC use and satisfaction with EC access experience...
  14. pmc Associations between religiosity and sexual and contraceptive behaviors
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 23:290-7. 2010
    ..To determine associations between religiosity and female adolescents' sexual and contraceptive behaviors...
  15. doi request reprint Race and sexually transmitted diseases in women with and without borderline personality disorder
    Natacha M De Genna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 4415 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:333-40. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint The initial adolescent preventive care visit
    Kristin Delisi
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 51:190-204. 2008
    ..Physical screening should be combined with an assessment of the patient's environment and risk behaviors along with counseling on healthy behavior for both the patient and her parent or guardian...
  17. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraceptive pills: a review of the recent literature
    Lee Ann E Conard
    Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 16:389-95. 2004
    ..The purpose of this review is to inform the reader of new information published since early 2003 about emergency contraception, with a particular focus on issues of access...
  18. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception
    Lee Ann E Conard
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Adolesc Med Clin 16:585-602. 2005
    ..Literature on the impact of the advance provision of emergency contraception on contracepting behaviors is reviewed, and behavior change counseling related to emergency contraception is described...
  19. pmc Degrading and non-degrading sex in popular music: a content analysis
    Brian A Primack
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:593-600. 2008
    ..We also aimed to determine if sexual references of each subtype were associated with other song characteristics and/or content...
  20. pmc Development and validation of a smoking media literacy scale for adolescents
    Brian A Primack
    Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Ste 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:369-74. 2006
    ..To develop a smoking media literacy (SML) scale by using empiric survey data from a large sample of high school students and to assess reliability and criterion validity of the scale...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' perceptions of interpersonal communication, respect, and concern for privacy in an urban tertiary-care pediatric emergency department
    Kim A Rutherford
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:257-73. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Adolescents define sexual orientation and suggest ways to measure it
    Mark S Friedman
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, 302 Bellefield Towers, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Adolesc 27:303-17. 2004
    ..Participants did not perceive sexual behavior and self-identification as necessarily relevant. Preliminary items to measure sexual attraction were developed based on these adolescents' perceptions...
  23. pmc Women's perspectives on counseling about risks for medication-induced birth defects
    Aimee K Santucci
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:64-9. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Extended cycling of combined hormonal contraceptives in adolescents: physician views and prescribing practices
    Kelly L Gerschultz
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:151-7. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the practices of physicians who prescribe for adolescents extended cycles of combined hormonal contraception, in which hormones are taken for longer than 21 days and menstruation is delayed...
  25. doi request reprint Emergency contraception services for adolescents: a National Survey of Children's Hospital Emergency Department Directors
    Megan L Kavanaugh
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 22:111-9. 2009
    ..To assess emergency contraception (EC) counseling and prescribing practices of children's hospital emergency department (ED) directors and the use of EC protocols in these settings...
  26. ncbi request reprint The contraceptive vaginal ring: female adolescents' knowledge, attitudes and plans for use
    Alexandra S Carey
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contraception 76:444-50. 2007
    ..This study aimed to determine female adolescents' knowledge about the contraceptive vaginal ring and to assess their attitudes toward and consideration of ring use...
  27. doi request reprint Recovery of bone mineral density in adolescents following the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraceptive injections
    Zeev Harel
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contraception 81:281-91. 2010
    ..We investigated bone mineral density (BMD) changes in female adolescents during and following use of this method...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of using emergency contraception on reproductive health outcomes: a retrospective review in an urban adolescent clinic
    Holly E Stewart
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 16:313-8. 2003
    ..Using EC is not associated with increased risk for future STIs and pregnancy among adolescent girls. Requesting EC may initiate routine gynecologic care...
  29. pmc Sexual orientation and adolescent substance use: a meta-analysis and methodological review
    Michael P Marshal
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Addiction 103:546-56. 2008
    ..The primary aims of this paper were to conduct a meta-analysis of the relationship between sexual orientation and adolescent substance use and a systematic review and critique of the methodological characteristics of this literature...
  30. ncbi request reprint Preadmission patterns of physical activity in a sample of juvenile detainees
    Sergio R R Buzzini
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:354-7. 2005
    ..Overall, detained youth reported similar participation in physical activity, surpassing the student sample in some areas...
  31. ncbi request reprint Provision of emergency contraception to adolescents
    Melanie A Gold
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:67-70. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of ambivalence towards pregnancy among nonpregnant women
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Women s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contraception 75:305-10. 2007
    ..Ambivalence towards pregnancy is rarely acknowledged in policy discussions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Counseling adolescents about abstinence in the office setting
    Mary A Ott
    Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:39-44. 2007
  34. doi request reprint Advance provision of emergency contraception among adolescent and young adult women: a systematic review of literature
    Jennifer L Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:2-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize the findings of randomized controlled trials assessing the advance provision of emergency contraception (EC) to women 24 years of age or younger...
  35. ncbi request reprint Extended cycling of oral contraceptive pills for adolescents
    Gina S Sucato
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 15:325-7. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Body art: attitudes and practices regarding body piercing among urban undergraduates
    Cindy M Schorzman
    Student Health Center, California State University, 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819 6045, USA
    J Am Osteopath Assoc 107:432-8. 2007
    ..To describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young adults toward body piercing...
  37. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive use in teens: a threat to bone health?
    Melanie A Gold
    J Adolesc Health 35:427-9. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception: to the editor
    Melanie A Gold
    Pediatrics 117:1448-50; author reply 1450. 2006