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ERIC Number: EJ1041840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
"It's All Scientific to Me": Focus Group Insights into Why Young People Do Not Apply Safe-Sex Knowledge
McKee, Alan; Watson, Anne-Frances; Dore, Johanna
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v14 n6 p652-665 2014
Despite rising levels of safe-sex knowledge in Australia, sexually transmitted infection notifications continue to increase. A culture-centred approach suggests it is useful in attempting to reach a target population first to understand their perspective on the issues. Twenty focus groups were conducted with 89 young people between the ages of 14 and 16 years. Key findings suggest that scientific information does not articulate closely with everyday practice, that young people get the message that sex is bad and they should not be preparing for it and that it is not appropriate to talk about sex. Understanding how young people think about these issues is particularly important because the focus groups also found that young people disengage from sources of information that do not match their own experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia