Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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The book describes the world-wide incidence and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and examines how their sexual behaviour has changed as a result of the threat of AIDS. It also looks at young people's knowledge and attitudes about their own sexual health, as well as the usefulness of models in predicting those at risk. The authors also discuss the effectiveness of institutional policies in educating young people and in preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases will be of considerable benefit to health care providers, sex educators and all those who work with and study adolescents.
Notes on the authors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The scope of the problem: 'Taking a chance on love' -- 2 Youths' sexual behaviour -- 3 Understanding the risk: Young people's knowledge of and attitudes towards STDs -- 4 Predicting sexual risk taking: Theoretical frameworks -- 5 Myths and stereotypes: Young people's decisions to have and not to have safe sex -- 6 A matter of policy -- 7 Preventing STDs through education -- 8 Living with sexually transmissible disease -- 9 Conclusion -- References -- Index.