Navigation Links
Safe sex practices among African American women
Date:1/31/2013

Los Angeles, CA (January 31, 2013) Researchers have found that African American women exhibit a higher risk for sexually transmitted infections including HIV/Aids. But what motivates this group of women to have sex? And when are they more likely to use protection?

A new study published today in Health Education & Behavior (a SAGE journal) found that regardless of motivations for having sex, condom use expectations were less than 50% for all types of sexual encounters, including the riskiest types of sex.

Researchers Julianna Deardorff et. al used a combination of interviews and focus groups to conduct the study. Participants were African American women with low incomes who had had an average of 1.2 sexual partners in the past month. Their average age was 20.4 years old.

While the participants in the study labeled love, feelings, and fun as their top reasons for sexual encounters, expectations for condom use were the lowest when women were pressured to have sex, for example when they were inexperienced or controlled by peers or sexual partners.

"Findings highlight the need for tailored interventions to increase condom use in casual relationships, where perceived risk is already high, and in primary relationships, where motivations for condom use may be low." the authors wrote. "Interventions that address mediators of sexual risk, including self-esteem and coping, may be more effective than those focusing solely on risk perceptions."


'/>"/>

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
905-410-7441
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. CWRU nurse researcher surveys infection control practices for home patients
2. Federally funded clinics for low-income patients as effective as private practices
3. Community health centers compare well with private practices, Stanford researcher finds
4. East meets West to bring improved sanitation and hygiene practices to Vietnam, Cambodia
5. Internists praise primary care practices inclusion in CPCI
6. Modeling Good Research Practices guidelines for modeling in health care research available now
7. JTCC researchers play important role in groundbreaking study that may change transplant practices
8. CPS Magazine Announces a CDT Code for Resin Infiltration that Gives Dental Practices Additional Treatment and Billing Options for New Dental Material Icon by DMG America
9. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
10. Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
11. Predictors identified for rehospitalization among post-acute stroke patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Remote Medical Technologies (RMT), the leader ... with their iMedHD2™ Portable Teleultrasound System. Compatible with any ultrasound ... HD, dynamic, streaming ultrasound images and video to one or more distant locations ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... City, Utah (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 ... ... Film Festival in a medical capacity this year. Drs. Alexander Paziotopoulos, Andrew Petersen ... to provide a condensed version of the clinic’s leading recovery program. , ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... by the American Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. ... Institutes of Health, Dr. Li completed his internship in internal medicine at the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Bio-Optronics ... provides a modern CTMS workflow designed to seamlessly integrate and streamline the way ... to a single page, maximizing usability and improving efficiency significantly for users – ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... entering the GenCure Tissue Donation Awareness Scholarship competition., The winner will earn a $1,000 ... media accounts. The competition begins Feb. 1, and the deadline is May 31, with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... YORK , Jan. 19, 2017 This ... the current and future scenario of the global market. ... rising opioid consumption. Severe chronic constipation is a major ... to traditional laxatives. Hence, novel targeted therapy has been ... OIC sufferers, launch of targeted medicines, and growing awareness ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 19, 2017 According to a study ... is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally ... ... emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017  Sensus Healthcare, Inc. ... company specializing in the treatment of non-melanoma skin ... with superficial radiation therapy, today announced that it ... 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after ... hold a conference call with the investment community ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: