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J Community Health. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00756-0. [Epub ahead of print]

An Online Sexual Health Educational Intervention Involving Young Adult Female Students: A Mixed Methods Study.

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1
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, Eastern Michigan University, 336 Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA. jhoffm26@emich.edu.
2
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University, 712 Pray-Harrold Building, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA.

Abstract

Adolescent and young adult females are at increased risk for STDs/STIs and their complications. It is imperative that the sexual health education provided to this vulnerable population is effective. This mixed methods study assessed the impact of an online educational intervention on knowledge of sexual health and STDs/STIs, and impact on behavioral intent among sexually active, young adult females 18-22 years of age. Results showed that the online educational intervention was effective. Scores increased from pretest to posttest and responses included what participants learned and found most helpful, and changes they plan to make as a result of the educational intervention.

KEYWORDS:

Female; Sexual health; Students; Young adult

PMID:
31612367
DOI:
10.1007/s10900-019-00756-0

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