3149.0 Migration and Sexual Health/Risk

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
This session will explore the theoretical concepts of sexual market, hierarchies of power, masculine ideologies and sexual-gender scripts. It will examine how the experience of various migrant groups influences sexual risk and protection - with an imphasis on risk of HIV. Panelists articulate how information on sexual behavior and sexual risk that is specific to various immigrant groups is needed if effective healthcare interventions are to be implemented and if health promotion policy is to be adequately informed.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe immigrant trends in the US and ways that migration experience affects health risk and sexual health 2. Define how issues of migration, social context and masculinity translate into sexual risk. 3. Analyze the relationship between pre-immigrant context and health risk 3. Articulate an individual-level and a structural intervention that might alter patterns of risk

10:30 AM
An overview of migration, sexual health, and sexual risk among immigrants to the US
Tiphani Burrell-Piggott, MA,MPH, DrPHcand and Susie Hoffman, DrPH
11:15 AM
Social pathways of sexual risk and protection among West Indian immigrant STD clinic attendees
Susie Hoffman, DrPH, Sharlene T.B. Jarrett, PhD, MS, Kimberly E. Bylander, MPH, Michael Augenbraun, MD/Professor, Joanne E. Mantell, PhD, MSPH and Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH
11:30 AM
Latino immigrant adolescents and gender ideology: Implications for safer sex
Rita Melendez, PhD, Lynn Sorsoli, EdD, Rogério M. Pinto, PhD and Deborah L. Tolman, EdD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing