ERIC Number: ED315412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Effects of a Pilot Project To Involve Young Males in a School-Based Sexuality Education Program.
Deatrick, Deborah A.; Knox, Cathryn Bradeen
Recent trends in rates of sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and teen pregnancies have led to a new emphasis on male involvement in family planning programs. Little research data exists on specific opinions, attitudes and needs of young males regarding the array of services available. This paper describes: (1) how market research (including focus groups, a client services audit, an educational services audit, and a client satisfaction survey) was used to determine a client-oriented approach to designing new services for males; and (2) results of a pilot project which compared two types of ("traditional" and "interactive") school-based sexuality education programs based on the market research findings. Results showed that the "interactive" educational program was associated with statistically significant gains in knowledge for both males and females, although knowledge gain was greater for males than for females. While male communication skills improved more than female, the difference was not significant. Overall results suggest that market research can be used effectively to design sexuality education programs and family planning services that are more consistent with the needs of young males. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American School Health Association (Chicago, IL, 1989).