Youth, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415106337
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Adolescence and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The scope of the problem: 'Taking a chance on love' 1
2 Youths' sexual behaviour 16
3 Understanding the risk: Young people's knowledge of and attitudes towards STDs 35
4 Predicting sexual risk taking: Theoretical frameworks 53
5 Myths and stereotypes: Young people's decisions to have and not to have safe sex 72
6 A matter of policy 90
7 Preventing STDs through education 105
8 Living with sexually transmissible disease 126
9 Conclusion 144
References 149
Index 168
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