A comprehensive review of the literature in the arena of safer sex
interventions in African-American adolescents in the settings of community, family or school concluded that duration of intervention (length of individual sessions and the number of sessions) and the time-span over which they were distributed was critical for making a significant behavioral change among participants (Ickes, & Sharma, 2007).
The catch phrases and slogans used by teachers preaching abstinence and safer sex
This is a good way of getting the safer sex
message to young people.
For example, Carter uses the Trojan brand web site, as well as such promotions as its Pleasure & Protection Summer Concert Series, to create casual forums for distribution of educational literature as well as condom samples to encourage teens to practice safer sex
and be more responsible.
Perceptions of enjoyment of high risk sexual activity, self-efficacy at performing safer sex
behaviours, cost-benefits analysis of condom use, and reference group norms regarding condom use are believed to be related to the ARRM commitment stage (Catania et al.
The purpose of the current study was to address this gap in research by using five constructs of social cognitive theory to predict self-reported safer sex
behaviors among young adults in a collegiate setting.
With more than 60% of STIs diagnosed in the 20 to 29-year-old age group, it is more important now than ever to promote safer sex
Measures included sociodemographic and health characteristics, intention to practise safer sex
with seroconcordant partners, knowledge about the consequences of having unprotected sex with seroconcordant partners, availability of condoms, embarrassment to buy or ask for condoms, perceived partner-related barriers, belief that condom interferes with sex, and condom-use self-efficacy.
Anyone who does not practice safer sex
, no matter their age, can contract an STD.
A spokesman said: "We need to continue to encourage safer sex
and regular sexual health check-ups - especially for those with new or casual sex partners.
Female condoms are considered the only woman-controlled method of safer sex
and are expected to gain widespread use within a few years.
5) A key aspect of the cultural approaches to HIV education involves education around gender issues; it is assumed that women's lack of empowerment, which is largely culturally defined, is linked to women's inability to negotiate safer sex