A Comparison of Sexual Practices of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Female College Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154929
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Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Sexual Practices of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Female College Students
Abstract:
A Comparison of Sexual Practices of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Female College Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Chadwell, Katherine, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN, CPHQ
P.I. Institution Name:Florida International University
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor
Co-Authors:Sande Gracia Jones, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, CS, FAAN; Carol A. Patsdaughter, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE; Vanessa Doorasamy, MA
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The incidence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains high, with marked racial disparities reported. Hispanic women are four times more likely to develop HIV infection than White women. Cultural differences reported may be different in female college students whose educational and socioeconomic status is similar. The purpose of this study is to explore differences in sexual practices of Hispanic and non-Hispanic female college students.ÿ Methods: This is a secondary analysis of the SENORITAS (acronym for Student Education Needed in Order to Reduce Infection and Transmission of AIDS/HIV and STIs) study of female students at a large urban university (Jones, et al., 2008). Variables examined included age, place of birth, ethnic background, religion, marital status, year in college, ever had sex, sex in past two months, number of sexual partners in past two months, sexual preference, presently in a relationship, ever had STD, ever been pregnant, age at first sex, and condom use. Subjects (n = 456) were extracted from the data set and categorized into Hispanic (n = 188) and non-Hispanic (n = 268).ÿ Data were analyzed using chi-square and independent t-tests. Results: There were no significant differences in sexual practices between Hispanics and non-Hispanic female college students. Both groups demonstrated unsafe sexual practices in terms of number of partners and condom use, with an average of 10% already reporting an STI.ÿ ÿ Approximately 80% of students reported having had sex, with about 70% of women having had sex before 18 years of age. Conclusion: Examination of sexual practices can lead to further insight and implementation of strategies that may reduce the incidence of HIV- AIDS and STIs. In a multicultural university setting, sexual practices may be more homogenous than the general population, suggesting that all female college students should receive education and support for safer sexual practices.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Sexual Practices of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Female College Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154929-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Sexual Practices of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Female College Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chadwell, Katherine, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN, CPHQ</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida International University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kchadwel@fiu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sande Gracia Jones, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, CS, FAAN; Carol A. Patsdaughter, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE; Vanessa Doorasamy, MA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The incidence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains high, with marked racial disparities reported. Hispanic women are four times more likely to develop HIV infection than White women. Cultural differences reported may be different in female college students whose educational and socioeconomic status is similar. The purpose of this study is to explore differences in sexual practices of Hispanic and non-Hispanic female college students.&yuml; Methods: This is a secondary analysis of the SENORITAS (acronym for Student Education Needed in Order to Reduce Infection and Transmission of AIDS/HIV and STIs) study of female students at a large urban university (Jones, et al., 2008). Variables examined included age, place of birth, ethnic background, religion, marital status, year in college, ever had sex, sex in past two months, number of sexual partners in past two months, sexual preference, presently in a relationship, ever had STD, ever been pregnant, age at first sex, and condom use. Subjects (n = 456) were extracted from the data set and categorized into Hispanic (n = 188) and non-Hispanic (n = 268).&yuml; Data were analyzed using chi-square and independent t-tests. Results: There were no significant differences in sexual practices between Hispanics and non-Hispanic female college students. Both groups demonstrated unsafe sexual practices in terms of number of partners and condom use, with an average of 10% already reporting an STI.&yuml; &yuml; Approximately 80% of students reported having had sex, with about 70% of women having had sex before 18 years of age. Conclusion: Examination of sexual practices can lead to further insight and implementation of strategies that may reduce the incidence of HIV- AIDS and STIs. In a multicultural university setting, sexual practices may be more homogenous than the general population, suggesting that all female college students should receive education and support for safer sexual practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:23:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:23:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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