Discovering Sexual Health Conversations Between Adolescents and Youth Development Professionals

Niodita Gupta, Aastha Chandak, Glen Gilson, Aja Kneip Pelster, Daniel J. Schober, Richard Goldsworthy, Kathleen Baldwin, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Christopher Fisher

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Abstract

Youth development professionals (YDPs) working at community-based organizations are in a unique position to interact with the adolescents because they are neither parents/guardians nor teachers. The objectives of this study were to explore qualitatively what sexual health issues adolescents discuss with YDPs and to describe those issues using the framework of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) comprehensive sexuality education guidelines. YDPs reported conversations with adolescents that included topics related to the SIECUS key concepts of human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, and sexual health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-39
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015

Keywords

  • SIECUS
  • adolescents
  • conversations
  • sexual health
  • sexuality
  • youth development professionals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Gupta, N., Chandak, A., Gilson, G., Pelster, A. K., Schober, D. J., Goldsworthy, R., Baldwin, K., Fortenberry, J. D., & Fisher, C. (2015). Discovering Sexual Health Conversations Between Adolescents and Youth Development Professionals. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 10(1), 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/15546128.2015.1009596