Youth, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Edition 1

Youth, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Edition 1

by Anne Mitchell, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415106338

ISBN-13: 9780415106337

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What has been the impact of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of young people? Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides a comprehensive overview of research and policy in this increasingly important area.
The book describes the world-wide incidence and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and

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Overview

What has been the impact of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of young people? Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides a comprehensive overview of research and policy in this increasingly important area.
The book describes the world-wide incidence and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and examines how their sexual behaviour has changed as a result of the threat of AIDS. It also looks at young people's knowledge and attitudes about their own sexual health, as well as the usefulness of models in predicting those at risk. The authors also discuss the effectiveness of institutional policies in educating young people and in preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases will be of considerable benefit to health care providers, sex educators and all those who work with and study adolescents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415106337
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Adolescence and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The scope of the problem: 'Taking a chance on love'1
2Youths' sexual behaviour16
3Understanding the risk: Young people's knowledge of and attitudes towards STDs35
4Predicting sexual risk taking: Theoretical frameworks53
5Myths and stereotypes: Young people's decisions to have and not to have safe sex72
6A matter of policy90
7Preventing STDs through education105
8Living with sexually transmissible disease126
9Conclusion144
References149
Index168

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