Reproductive Health Counseling for Young Men
Originally developed for boys between 15 and 18 years of age, this is a one-hour,
single-session, clinic-based intervention. The program is designed to meet
the needs of sexually active and inactive teens, and to promote abstinence
as well as contraception. The session begins with a video presentation that
is viewed privately by each teen. The materials address reproductive anatomy,
fertility, hernia, testicular self-examination, STDs (including HIV/AIDS),
contraception (including abstinence), communication skills, and access to health
services. A half-hour private consultation with a health care practitioner
follows the presentation. Guided by the young men's interests, the consultation
may include such topics as sexuality, fertility goals, and reproductive health
risks, along with rehearsal and modeling of sexual communication. A field study
of the intervention was conducted with 1,195 high school-aged males visiting
health maintenance organizations in two Northwestern cities. Compared to a
control group of their peers, sexually active program participants were significantly
more likely to use effective contraception at the one-year follow-up assessment,
especially if they were not yet sexually active at the time of the intervention.
Sexually active female partners of program participants were also more likely
to use effective contraception at the follow-up. View
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