School-based condom distribution programs have generated considerable controversy across the country.
In the present study 249 sexually active African American adolescents who did (n=119) and did not (n=130) use a condom during their initial sexual experience were compared to assess whether condom use at the onset of sexual activity was associated with later differences in sexual behavior.
The results indicated that youths who used a condom from the onset of sexual activity were more likely to have used a condom in the most recent intercourse occasion, less likely to be diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or to combine substance use with sexual activity, endorsed more positive attitudes toward condoms, and were older when they initiated sexual activity.
The findings have implications for condom availability programs and indicate that initial condom use was not associated with earlier onset of sexual activity and was associated with higher rates of precautionary behavior among sexually active minority adolescents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Distribution, Condom, Milieu scolaire, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Adolescent, Homme, Noir américain, Ethnie, Age, Sexualité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, Distribution, Condom, School environment, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Adolescent, Human, Black American, Ethnic group, Age, Sexuality, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0327790
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 10/04/1997.