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Phenomenological study: Lived experiences and condom use of young adult male heterosexual Hispanics
by Gonzalez, Nelson, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2012, 177; 3524607
Abstract (Summary)

Not everyone uses condoms to reduce the risks of contracting or transmitting HIV/STDs. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions of young adult Hispanics about sexual behaviors, condom use, and lived experiences. One-on-one interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of young Hispanic males accessing services in a community health center in Houston, Texas. The data were analyzed using Moustakas’ methods for data analysis (1994). Findings revealed evidence of lack of education, engagement in high-risk behaviors, and the influence of various social-cultural factors on sexual behaviors and condom use. Recommendations include empowerment through education, interventions that consider the cultural, social contexts, and environments of people, additional research, and condoms as an effective part of a comprehensive plan to address the HIV epidemic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Burkhalter, Belen
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 73/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Public health, Developmental psychology, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Condom, Ecological systems theory, HIV/STDs, Hispanic, Men, Phenomenology, Qualitative research, Sociocultural factors
Publication Number: 3524607
ISBN: 978-1-267-54822-1
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