Sources of information on sex and antecedents of early sexual initiation among urban Latino youth
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe results from a study documenting the relationship between young Latino adolescents’ sources of information on sex and physical development and their involvement in behaviors that are precursors to sexual activity Discuss the implications of study’s findings to the field of teen pregnancy prevention
Keyword(s): Hispanic Youth, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a senior research associate for the project that will be discussed in the paper. I am a doctorate-trained researcher who has worked on this and other federally-funded research projects. I have previously presented at APHA and other conferences on topics including youth development and substance abuse in the workforce. I have been conducting research on youth development, sexual health, and other topics for the past 14 years.
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.