3159.0 Adolescent Sexuality Program Planning

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
This session will highlight four research papers related to adolescent and young-adult sexuality program planning. The first will present findings from a study conducted to examine the influence of urban and rural predisposing factors that contributed to adolescentsí early sexual behavior. The second will compare the efficacy of abstinence-only and comprehensive sexuality curricula to prevent adolescent pregnancy. The third investigated female and male adolescentsí experience with sexual intercourse and oral sex, and the last researched the mental health impact of an abstinence-only sexuality education curriculum on same-sex attracted male youth.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to (1) Identify the predisposing rural and urban environmental factors related to adolescent sexuality; (2) Articulate the similarities and differences between abstinence-only and comprehensive sexuality programs; (3) Describe the increasing rates in sexual behavior among a sample of Los Angeles middle to high school students; and (4) Discuss the outcome of an abstinence-only sex education curriculum on same-sex male attracted youth.
Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD, CHES

10:50 AM
Sexual behaviors of middle and high school students: Baseline data from Project Connect
Christine J. De Rosa, PhD, Jacqueline Porcel, Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH, Ric Loya, Emily Q. Chung, MPH, CHES, Laura E. Stroud, MSW and Kathleen A. Ethier, PhD
11:10 AM
Using Intervention Mapping to develop, implement, and evaluate comparable abstinence education and comprehensive sexuality curricula
Christine Markham, PhD, Melanie Thiel, MPH, Kiara Spooner, DrPH, Nicole McKirahan, MPH, Ross Shegog, PhD, Melissa Peskin, PhD, Susan Tortolero, PhD, Belinda M. Reininger, PhD and Leah Robin, PhD
11:30 AM
Predisposing factors related to adolescent sexuality among students in rural and urban school-based health centers in Eastern North Carolina
Kristin H. McIntosh, MPH, CHES, Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, Lloyd Novick, MD, MPH and Omur Cinar Elci, MD, PhD

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services

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