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Promoting responsible sexual behavior through a college freshman seminar.
AIDS Educ Prev. 1994 Jun; 6(3):266-77.AE

Abstract

A sexual health curriculum has been incorporated into our university's freshman seminar. The effectiveness of this program in changing sexuality-related knowledge, attitude, and behavior in college freshmen was studied. Seven hundred eighty-six freshmen students enrolled in 37 randomly selected English classes were surveyed at baseline and at 3 months. Survey outcome measurements included: knowledge regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), attitudes about sexual behavior, and behaviors including the frequency of barrier contraceptive use, abstinence, and the number of sexual partners. At postintervention, mean knowledge, attitude, and behavior scores were significantly higher for those simultaneously enrolled in the freshman seminar than for those not enrolled. Abstinence among males in the seminar increased. White males in the seminar were more likely to be abstinent or to use a condom than nonwhites. Females not participating in the intervention reported increased frequency of "never" using condoms and decreased frequency of condom use at last intercourse. Students participating in a sexual health curriculum in a college freshman seminar report less frequent high-risk sexual behaviors than students not participating in the seminar.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Student Health, Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8080710

Citation

Turner, J C., et al. "Promoting Responsible Sexual Behavior Through a College Freshman Seminar." AIDS Education and Prevention : Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, vol. 6, no. 3, 1994, pp. 266-77.
Turner JC, Garrison CZ, Korpita E, et al. Promoting responsible sexual behavior through a college freshman seminar. AIDS Educ Prev. 1994;6(3):266-77.
Turner, J. C., Garrison, C. Z., Korpita, E., Waller, J., Addy, C., Hill, W. R., & Mohn, L. A. (1994). Promoting responsible sexual behavior through a college freshman seminar. AIDS Education and Prevention : Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 6(3), 266-77.
Turner JC, et al. Promoting Responsible Sexual Behavior Through a College Freshman Seminar. AIDS Educ Prev. 1994;6(3):266-77. PubMed PMID: 8080710.
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