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Educating Adolescent Females about STDs
A research paper examining the effects of educating adolescent African- American and Hispanic females about sexually transmitted infections in small groups.
# 105619 | 15,002 words | 56 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper aims to to identify an effective sex educational model for the adolescent African-American and Hispanic female population. It then aims to measure the outcome of knowledge retained and behavior modification changes by the cohorts as compared to the knowledge retained and behavior modifications by the control group who were exposed to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) education by traditional large group educational methods, such as the school sex health education (SHE) format. It compares the intervention group's knowledge with the control group, exposed to an interactive small group educational approach.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem
The Purpose of the Study
Research Questions
Definition of Terms
Chapter 2: Review of Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

From the Paper:

"Because resources are by definition scarce, identifying what source of sex education adolescents prefer represents a good first step in developing timely interventions. This was the focus of a recent study, "Adolescents' Preferences for Source of Sex Education," by Somers and Surmann (2004), wherein the researchers examined adolescents' preferred sources of sexual education (e.g., peers, family, school, media, professionals, etc.) concerning a variety of topics, and whether patterns varied for each gender, race, grade, and economic group. The study group used by Somers and Surmann consisted of 672 adolescents of both genders, three race/ ethnicities, and varied economics and geography. These researchers determined that overall, parents were clearly the preferred source of sex education by this diverse sample of adolescents; the next preferred sources for adolescent sexual education were school and peers, but the media, siblings, and self were not generally endorsed as preferred sources of sex education (Somers & Surmann, 2004). These researchers also identified some variations by demographic groups in their findings (Somers & Surmann, 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Cancer Society. (2007). What are the key statistics about cervical cancer? Http:// Retrieved March 28, 2006.
  • The American Social Health Association. 1999. Http:// Retrieved March 12, 2006.
  • Baker, S. A., Beadnell, B., Knox, K., & Morrison, D. M. (2000). HIV/STD risk factors for women with violent male partners. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 661.
  • Baum, A., Revenson, T. A., & Singer, J. E. (2001). Handbook of health psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Borrusch-Groth, K., and Somers, C. L. (2001). Early adolescents' perceptions of and satisfaction with abstinence-only sex education: Are their needs being met? The Michigan Principal, 76 (3), 42-46.

Cite this Dissertation or Thesis:

APA Format

Educating Adolescent Females about STDs (2008, July 13) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from

MLA Format

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