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Session: Critical Issues Affecting the Sexual Health of Women
3069.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Critical Issues Affecting the Sexual Health of Women
Sex work, sexual assault, "running trains," and sex-for-money are all critical issues related to the lives and sexual health of women. From several perspectives and methodological paradigms, the presenters in this session will provide information on these and other critical issues affecting the lives and sexual health of women. Studies of males and females will be discussed by presenters.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to (1) discuss critical issues affecting the sexual lives and health of women; (2) identify social factors influencing the sexual health of women; (3) describe sex trade behavior and associated risk (e.g., STDs, interpersonal violence); (4) articulate issues of concern relevant to sexual acts and sexual assault; and (5) describe different perceptions of "sex work" and how interpretations influence women's health.
Moderator(s):April Winningham, DrPH
8:30 AM“Running trains”: Adolescent males report on sexual encounters involving multiple males and a single female  [ Recorded presentation ]
Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Michele R. Decker, MPH, Elizabeth A. Reed, MPH, Jeanne E. Hathaway, MD, MPH, Anita Raj, PhD, Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Jay G. Silverman, PhD
8:48 AMCorrelates of unprotected sex-for-money exchanges among women who use crack cocaine
Jessica M. Edwards, PhD, Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD, Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD
9:06 AMSex purchasing behaviors among men and associations with sexual risk and perpetration of intimate partner violence and sexual assault: Preliminary findings from a large community-based study
Michele R. Decker, MPH, Jay G. Silverman, PhD
9:24 AMDisparities in assault characteristics of sexual assault victims presenting to the ED  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stacey Plichta, ScD, Anita Boykins, DNSc, APRN, BC, Anika A. H. Alvanzo, MD, MS, Susan Carson, RN, FNE, Janett Forte, MSW, LCSw, Monica Leisey, MSW, PhD(c)
9:42 AM“Sex work” in Antananarivo, Madagascar: Voluntary or forced?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kirsten Stoebenau, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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