‘It's all scientific to me’ : focus group insights into why young people do not apply safe-sex knowledge
McKee, Alan, Watson, Anne-Frances, & Dore, Johanna (2014) ‘It's all scientific to me’ : focus group insights into why young people do not apply safe-sex knowledge. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 14(6), pp. 652-665.
Despite rising levels of safe-sex knowledge in Australia, sexually transmitted infection notifications continue to increase. A culture-centred approach suggests it is useful in attempting to reach a target population first to understand their perspective on the issues. Twenty focus groups were conducted with 89 young people between the ages of 14 and 16 years. Key findings suggest that scientific information does not articulate closely with everyday practice, that young people get the message that sex is bad and they should not be preparing for it and that it is not appropriate to talk about sex. Understanding how young people think about these issues is particularly important because the focus groups also found that young people disengage from sources of information that do not match their own experiences.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Published online: 13 May 2014|
|Keywords:||Young People, Safe-sex, Understandings, Meanings, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||04 Sep 2014 23:14|
|Last Modified:||30 Apr 2015 22:00|
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