Understanding Sex Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV among Latino Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308105
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding Sex Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV among Latino Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Review
Author(s):
Lee, Young-Me
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Sigma
Author Details:
Young-Me Lee, PhD, RN, ylee23@depaul.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore factors that are related to sexual practices among Latino adolescents and identify which of those factors are common across successful STI/HIV intervention programs for Latino adolescents. 

Design:  An integrative literature review was conducted.  Search terms included: Latino, Hispanic, education, intervention/prevention programs, sex, sexuality, reproductive health, health risk behaviors, multiple sex partners, contraception, STI (sexually transmitted infections)/HIV/AIDS, STD (sexually transmitted diseases), delay in initiation of sexual intercourse, consistent use of birth control, avoidance of STI/HIV infections, unintended pregnancy, cultural factors, and gender roles. 

Findings: Findings revealed from the review of seventeen articles addressing factors related to sexual practices among Latino adolescents included familialism, religion, gender roles, level of knowledge/information, and privacy/confidentiality.  Five successful STI/HIV intervention programs that incorporated those factors to effectively reduce risky sexual behaviors were identified.  STI/HIV knowledge and gender roles were recognized as common factors integrated into and across successful intervention programs for this population.

Conclusion: Only STI/HIV knowledge and gender roles were found as common factors across the five successful STI/HIV intervention programs and should be incorporated into future intervention programs that are culturally and gender specific.  Therefore health care providers need to understand culturally related gender roles and their impact on sexual practices to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate sex education about STIs and HIV for Latino adolescents to increase the program potential for reducing STI/HIV.

Keywords:
Intervention Programs; Latino Adolescents; Sexaully Transmitted Infections
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding Sex Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV among Latino Adolescents: An Integrative Literature Reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Young-Meen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsYoung-Me Lee, PhD, RN, ylee23@depaul.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308105-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Purpose of the Study</b>: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore factors that are related to sexual practices among Latino adolescents and identify which of those factors are common across successful STI/HIV intervention programs for Latino adolescents.  <p class="ColorfulList-Accent11CxSpMiddle"><b>Design:</b>  An integrative literature review was conducted.  Search terms included: Latino, Hispanic, education, intervention/prevention programs, sex, sexuality, reproductive health, health risk behaviors, multiple sex partners, contraception, STI (sexually transmitted infections)/HIV/AIDS, STD (sexually transmitted diseases), delay in initiation of sexual intercourse, consistent use of birth control, avoidance of STI/HIV infections, unintended pregnancy, cultural factors, and gender roles.  <p class="ColorfulList-Accent11CxSpMiddle"><b>Findings: </b>Findings revealed from the review of seventeen articles addressing factors related to sexual practices among Latino adolescents included familialism, religion, gender roles, level of knowledge/information, and privacy/confidentiality.  Five successful STI/HIV intervention programs that incorporated those factors to effectively reduce risky sexual behaviors were identified.  STI/HIV knowledge and gender roles were recognized as common factors integrated into and across successful intervention programs for this population. <p class="ColorfulList-Accent11CxSpLast"><b>Conclusion: </b>Only STI/HIV knowledge and gender roles were found as common factors across the five successful STI/HIV intervention programs and should be incorporated into future intervention programs that are culturally and gender specific.  Therefore health care providers need to understand culturally related gender roles and their impact on sexual practices to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate sex education about STIs and HIV for Latino adolescents to increase the program potential for reducing STI/HIV.en_GB
dc.subjectIntervention Programsen_GB
dc.subjectLatino Adolescentsen_GB
dc.subjectSexaully Transmitted Infectionsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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