ERIC Number: EJ837247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Moving beyond Peer Education: Using Peer Advocates to Increase Condom Availability on College Campuses
Butler, Scott M.; Hartzell, Sarahmona; Bickers Bock, Lindsey B.
Perspectives in Peer Programs, v20 n2 p40-45 2006
Recent empirical investigations and epidemiological trends promulgate the need for effective sexual health education and advocacy programs based on the needs of college students. While many peer-based programs are reliant on pedagogical strategies, additional advocacy programs are needed to resolve the difficulties associated with reaching target populations. The present article outlines attempts at two large universities with similar social environments to increase condom availability through the distribution of male condoms by peer advocates at local bars and restaurants. The implemented programs demonstrate that peers can be utilized effectively in primary prevention programs aimed to decrease unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates among students.
Descriptors: Campuses, Contraception, Health Education, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Sexuality, Advocacy, College Students, Teaching Methods, Social Environment, Peer Groups, Dining Facilities, Males, Program Implementation, Sex Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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