ERIC Number: EJ837312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
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Reference Count: 31
Teaching Gender to Younger and Less Sexually Experienced Adolescents in the Context of HIV/STD Prevention
Sclafane, Jamie Heather; Perry, Deidrea L.; Lolacono, Marni L.; Fryer, Craig S.; Adair, Elissa Schuler; Silver, Ellen Johnson; Bauman, Laurie J.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v1 n1 p119-139 Dec 2005
Gender beliefs affect adolescents' sexual motivations, perceptions, and actions (Moss, 1994) and can endanger sexual health (Haffner, 1998). We believe that teaching youth about gender norms will increase the efficacy of HIV/STD preventive interventions. We were funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to develop and evaluate a gender-based intervention for youth aged 13-16. In this paper we summarize the literature on how biological sex and gender roles influence sexual risk behavior among teenagers, summarize some of our own data on gender beliefs of teenagers, describe the Reel World program that we developed to teach gender, and discuss the challenges we faced in teaching gender norms to youth and how we addressed them.
Descriptors: Child Health, Early Adolescents, Sexuality, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Prevention, Health Promotion, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Adolescents, Biology, Sex Role, Influences, At Risk Persons, Attitudes, Cultural Influences, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Whites, Minority Groups, Social Theories, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
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