Perspectives on religious upbringing and sexual risk reduction: Mixed method results from a national survey and a qualitative study with church leaders and members
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Assess the long term impact of upbringing on sexual decision making. Evaluate the opinions of pastors and church members about sexual risk reduction and alignment with religious doctrines. Identify recommendations from the mixed method findings for future programming and relationships with faith-based organizations that accounts for the influence of religion over one’s life course.
Keyword(s): Sexual Risk Behavior, Faith Community
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on multiple federally funded grants focusing on reproductive health, sexual risk reduction, and faith-based HIV prevention among female adolescents and adults. Among my scientific interests has been the use of mixed methodologies to examine the role of social determinants, psychosocial factors, and upbringing in decision making and engagement in high risk behaviors.
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.