ERIC Number: EJ696041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
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Condom Use among Latino College Students.
Gurman, Tilly; Borzekowski, Dina L.G.
Journal of American College Health, v52 n4 p169 Jan 2004
Recent reports indicate that Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. College health professionals, therefore, should understand current sexual behaviors and risk factors among Latino youth. The authors assessed students' condom use at their most recent sexual encounter by using data from those students who reported oral, vaginal, or anal sex during the last 30 days. Fewer than half of recently sexually active Latino students had used condoms during their last oral (4.9%), vaginal (41.3%), or anal (27.8%) sexual encounter. Predictors of condom use varied according to the type of sexual activity. Findings from this exploratory study offer current information about condom use and sexual behaviors among Latino college students and suggest that prevention interventions and messages should be tailored to students' gender and types of sexual activity.Key Words: condom use, Latino/Hispanic students, sexual behavior, sexually transmitted infections
Descriptors: Minority Groups, College Students, Sexuality, Risk, Health Personnel, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States