Melissa Saftner

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BS, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

BS, United States Military Academy

Research interests

  • Adolescent and young adult health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • global health
  • Confidence for Birth

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

Maternal confidence for physiologic birth: Associated prenatal characteristics and outcomes

Neerland, C. E., Avery, M. D. & Saftner, M., Oct 1 2019, In : Midwifery. 77, p. 110-116 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Midwestern United States
Labor Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among US Adolescents and Young Adults: Patterns, Clinical Considerations, and Prevention

Sieving, R. E., Gewirtz O'Brien, J. R., Saftner, M. & Argo, T. A., Jun 1 2019, In : Nursing Clinics of North America. 54, 2, p. 207-225 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Reproductive Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Young Adult
Practice Guidelines
Focus Groups
8 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing women's confidence for physiologic birth: Maternity care providers’ perspectives

Saftner, M., Neerland, C. E. & Avery, M. D., Oct 1 2017, In : Midwifery. 53, p. 28-34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
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Family and Friend Influence on Urban-Dwelling American Indian Adolescent Girl's Sexual Risk Behavior

Saftner, M., Sep 1 2016, In : Qualitative Health Research. 26, 11, p. 1561-1573 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North American Indians
Sexual Behavior
Adolescent Behavior
Ethnic Groups