Designing research-based materials to promote safer sex amongst young people

Abraham, C., Sheeran, P. and Wight, D. (1998) Designing research-based materials to promote safer sex amongst young people. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 3(1), pp. 127-131. (doi: 10.1080/13548509808400596)

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Studies of relationships, sexual behaviour, condom use, termination rates and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases suggest that many young people require greater preparation if they are to minimise distress and health threats in their romantic and sexual relationships. Yet most safer sex promotion programmes have been found to be ineffective. Social cognitive theories have been found to reliably distinguish between those who do and do not report subsequent condom use. These theories provide a framework for designing and evaluating safer sex promotion materials and have informed the development of a new school-based sex education programme—the SHARE programme.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wight, Professor Danny
Authors: Abraham, C., Sheeran, P., and Wight, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Psychology, Health and Medicine
ISSN (Online):1465-3966

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