Special Issue "Using Mobile Technology to Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Judith Cornelius
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Guest Editor
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
Interests: adolescents; sexually transmitted infections; HIV prevention; mobile technology; women; safe sex communications; minority populations; LGBT; teen pregnancy; parent–child; grandparent–grandchild

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Each person goes through puberty and adolescent development, and each person deserves the right to achieve healthy sexual development. Adolescents are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections, HIV or unintended pregnancy than any other age group. Adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are serious public health issues.  To improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health, it is essential to develop a supportive environment with parents, peers and health educators. Adolescents should have access to evidence-based comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and health care providers should have the knowledge and skills to deliver sexual and reproductive health services. Yet, with the current pandemic and with remote care and learning, did gaps in the delivery of adolescent sexual and reproductive health information occur? Have innovative mobile strategies been developed to reach adolescents, especially LGBT youths with adolescent and sexual health information in schools, shelters and health care settings during the pandemic?  

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge concerning adolescent sexual and reproductive health and mobile technology. New research papers, reviews, case reports and conference papers are welcome to this issue. Papers dealing with strategies to deliver adolescent sexual and reproductive health both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with mobile technology are also welcome. Other accepted manuscript types include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.

Early Bird Discount: Submissions before 30 June 2022 could enjoy a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge.

Dr. Judith Cornelius
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • adolescent
  • sexual health
  • reproductive health
  • innovation
  • safe sex communication
  • mobile technology
  • parent–child sexual communication
  • grandparent–grandchild sexual communication
  • risk reduction sexual communication
  • LGBTQ adolescents
  • sexual minorities
  • telemedicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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