213087 Sexual Behaviors, Sexual Health and Condom Use: Emerging Data from a New Nationally Representative Study of the U.S. Population

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM

Michael Reece, PhD, MPH , Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH , Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Stephanie Sanders, PhD , Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Brian Dodge, PhD , Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS , Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Kathy Metz , Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
Annahita Ghassemi, PhD , Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
While studies with the capacity to establish population-based estimates of the sexual health behaviors of the U.S. population have been few and far between, the data provided by studies of this nature have the potential to provide invaluable rates and other insights to drive the nation's policies and programs related to sexual health. In 2009, researchers from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University conducted a comprehensive assessment of sexual behaviors, condom use, and other sexual health indicators among both adult and adolescent Americans. Using population-based sampling, data were collected from 5,865 individuals aged 14 107. During this session, researchers will provide an overview of the findings which offer important insights into the sexual behaviors and sexual health promoting behaviors of the American population. Specific topics to be discussed include:

1. Trends in the sexual behaviors of adult women

2. Men's sexual behaviors across the lifespan

3. The sexual behaviors and sexual health practices of adolescents

4. New baseline rates for condom use for the U.S. population

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this session, participants will be able to: Describe the current trends in the rates of sexual behaviors across the lifespan for adult women in the United States. Describe contemporary trends in the rates of sexual behaviors across the lifespan for adult men in the United States. Describe the sexual health practices and sexual behaviors of American adolescents. Describe current rates of condom use for different ethnic, gender, and age groups of the U.S. population.

Keywords: Sexual Behavior, Condom Use

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: PI of this study
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.