Sexually transmitted disease prevention : Adolescents'perceptions of possible side effects.
Forty-eight sexually active adolescents participated in an open-ended interview about the possible secondary consequences (side effects) of implementing measures to reduce the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
These adolescents noted 134 different consequences, which were grouped into 15 substantive categories.
When four prevention measures (using condoms, being selective about sex partner (s), being monogamous, and abstaining from sexual activity) were analyzed, different patterns of consequences that were salient to these adolescents emerged.
The results are discussed in terms of their implications for understanding and improving adolescent decision making about STD prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme, Effet secondaire, Condom, Contraception, Attitude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Prevention, Adolescent, Human, Secondary effect, Condom, Contraception, Attitude
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0068074
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 14/05/1998.