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  • risk behaviors
  • Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. (cdc.gov)
  • To reduce sexual risk behaviors and related health problems among youth, schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being-including behaviors that reduce their risk for HIV , other STDs , and unintended pregnancy . (cdc.gov)
  • Self-report sexual risk behaviors are a cornerstone of reproductive health-related research, particularly when related to assessing risk-related outcomes such as pregnancy or acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the decision to incorporate a self-report measure of sexual risk behaviors is often one of practicality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Self-report measures are both inexpensive and more feasible than behavioral observation given the private nature of most sexual risk behaviors. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is important to consider the way in which measures of self-reported sexual risk behaviors will be collected during the research development phase. (wikipedia.org)
  • The results indicated that members of the confidentiality group answered much lower frequencies for questions about their health risk behaviors, and also had many more non-responses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dichotomous (yes/no) evaluation of engagement in risk behaviors (risk screening), assessing the level of risk via frequency of engagement in risk behaviors (risk assessments) and detailed event-level data related to the co-occurrence of other factors (e.g., alcohol use or primary versus secondary partners) that may facilitate engaging in risk behaviors (risk-event data) are unequivocal, serving very distinct functions in evaluating self-reported risk behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • generally, recalling frequency of risk behaviors over a period of approximately three months supports recall accuracy. (wikipedia.org)
  • practice
  • While social historians have learned a great deal about how Europeans saw themselves, their bodies, and their sexual partners, correlating thought with deed and belief with practice has proven difficult. (encyclopedia.com)
  • attitudes
  • Counseling has been developed and implemented for people with severe mental illness, may improve participants' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs behaviors or practices (including assertiveness skills) and could lead to a reduction in risky sexual behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • masculine
  • The effects of b -endorphin or naloxone on measures of masculine sexual behavior. (acnp.org)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) of the male-to-female (MTF) type is hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment therapy used to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender and transsexual people from masculine (or androgynous) to feminine. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • The self-reported STI-like symptoms and unsafe sexual behavior taken together as a predictor of confirmed STIs improve the sensitivity to a significantly greater degree (χ 2 = 2.83, p (wikipedia.org)
  • These results provide preliminary support for the importance of population-based surveys, which collect all the three types of data such as reported behavior, symptoms and laboratory confirmed STIs for a full understanding of sexual risk and STIs and for identification of sub-groups within communities that vary in their ability to identify STI symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Publication
  • The official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research, is dedicated to the dissemination of information in the field of sexual science, broadly defined. (springer.com)
  • Together with Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women (1978), Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography is part of a series of books that culminated in the publication of Sexual Preference in 1981. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientific research on nonverbal communication and behavior was started in 1872 with the publication of Charles Darwin's book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • reward
  • Learned behaviors that have been demonstrated in laboratories have provided good evidence that animals have instinct and a reward system. (wikipedia.org)
  • activity
  • Many, many young people have been very receptive to the message of delaying sexual activity,' Albert said. (washingtonpost.com)
  • These early traumatic experiences may lead you to feel shameful and unworthy, emotions that can inhibit normal sexual expression and intimacy and can result in extremes in sexual activity. (dreddyclinic.com)
  • Sexual activity among young single people tends to be sporadic, but is greater in industrialized countries. (medindia.net)
  • The latest estimates suggest 12.5 per cent of boys and 6.9 per cent of girls have had sex before the age of 15, but these figures may be skewed by the tendency of boys to exaggerate sexual activity. (medindia.net)
  • If marijuana is the gateway drug, are kissing and handholding the gateway to sexual activity? (go.com)
  • That's currently up for debate, now that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law the controversial bill that would ban teachers from discussing any so-called gateway sexual activity like genital touching in sex education courses, as reported on Friday by the Nashville Tennessean . (go.com)
  • What's more, educators are prohibited from discussing non-coital sexual activity such as genital touching as an alternative to sex, which legislators have designated as the offending "gateway" sexual behavior. (go.com)
  • Everybody in this room knows what gateway sexual activity is," said state Rep. John DeBerry, D-Memphis , in his testimony to the Tennessee House of Representatives. (go.com)
  • Family Action Council President David Fowler , who drafted helped draft the bill, told the website PolitiFact.com that the definition of "gateway sexual activity" is akin to the definition of "sexual contact" according to the state's criminal law, which refers to the "intentional touching" of "the primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttock or breast of a human being. (go.com)
  • All members of the group are potential sex partners, males participate in sexual activity with other males, as do females with other females. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several species in the animal kingdom turn to sexual activity as a way to solve a disagreement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual activity in bonobos is very high, yet the rate of reproduction is the same as a chimpanzee. (wikipedia.org)
  • After their quick sexual activity, the female will take a portion of the male's food. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only a low level of sexual activity among the approximately 800 teenagers surveyed was found with incidence increasing with age. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women reported less satisfaction with sexual activity than men with less pleasure, less arousal, and fewer orgasms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Before and during ovulation, high levels of oestrogen and androgens result in women having an increased interest in sexual activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • examine
  • We supplement our state-level analysis with an investigation of individual-level data from the 1988, 1995, and 2002 National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG) to examine the impact of these policies on sexual behavior and contraceptive use. (nber.org)
  • interaction
  • Sexual interaction has also been witnessed in female bonobos to avoid aggression. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, much of the study of nonverbal communication has focused on interaction between individuals, where it can be classified into three principal areas: environmental conditions where communication takes place, physical characteristics of the communicators, and behaviors of communicators during interaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • In this work of scientific literature, the authors integrate information about human sexual behavior from 191 different cultures, and include detailed comparisons across animal species, with particular emphasis on primates. (wikipedia.org)
  • The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior is a study of human sexual behavior conducted in the United States by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University in Bloomington. (wikipedia.org)
  • Undaunted, Hatfield went on to write or co-write many books and papers based on her research, among them A New Look at Love, which won the American Psychological Foundation's National Media Award, and the often-cited Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality article "Gender Differences in Receptivity to Sexual Offers" (1989). (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • In spite of the centrality of sexuality to people's lives, few individuals wrote about their sexual desires or sexual activities, and those who did often fit their experiences into preexisting narratives about temptation, love, or adventure. (encyclopedia.com)
  • People with compulsive sexual behavior often use sex as an escape from other problems, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety or stress. (dreddyclinic.com)
  • But even if compulsive sexual behavior brings you short-term relief, your negative feelings are likely to return, often at an intensified level. (dreddyclinic.com)
  • It's not uncommon for a child who has been molested to repeat the behavior rather than tell because the abuser is often smart enough to threaten or bribe the child into silence. (psychcentral.com)
  • women
  • Single women and then men were later included, as were more detailed questions about sexual practices. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Many people believe that men worked, women stayed home, and a combination of "nature" and the church constrained sexual behaviors until the 1960s. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Thus women who abandoned their children at foundling homes told careful stories of their own sexual experiences to fit with the demands of charity. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Hookups and sexual regret among college women. (springer.com)
  • Bell and Weinberg, writing with sociologist Sue Kiefer Hammersmith, noted that their work Sexual Preference (1981) was the culmination of a series of publications that began with Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography and included Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual Preference: Its Development in Men and Women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Estrogen is one of the two major sex hormones in women (the other being progesterone), and is responsible for the development and maintenance of feminine secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts, wide hips, and a feminine pattern of fat distribution. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the fertile phase, women experience more attraction, fantasies and sexual interest for extra pair men but not for primary partners. (wikipedia.org)
  • males
  • The latest round of the quaintly named National Survey of Family Growth found that among 15-to-24-year-olds, 29 percent of females and 27 percent of males reported no sexual contact with another person ever - up from the 22 percent of both sexes when the survey was last conducted in 2002. (washingtonpost.com)
  • who may experience sexual swellings when fertile while being unattractive and unreceptive towards males when non-fertile. (wikipedia.org)
  • individuals
  • This includes knowing how HIV is transmitted and prevented, and knowing which behaviors place individuals at greatest risk for infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Compared to individuals in the All Behaviors class, individuals in the Kissing Only class were less likely to experience a positive or a negative intrapersonal consequence of sexual behaviors. (springer.com)
  • measures
  • Despite their frequency of use, the utility of self-report measures to provide an accurate account of actual behavior are questioned, and methods of enhancing their accuracy should be a critical focus when administering such measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • To this end, the validity of self-reported sexual risk measures can be strengthened by the level of concordant answers obtained from sexual partners or through more objective measures of risk (such as the incidence of pregnancy, HIV or other STDs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Validity
  • Self-reported assessments of sexual behavior are prone to a number of measurement concerns which may affect the reliability and validity of a measure, ranging from a participant's literacy level and comprehension of behavioral terminology to recall biases and self-presentation (or confidentiality concerns resulting from stigmatization of the behavior in question). (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • Among the findings of a sweeping federal government survey of American sexual behavior is one that may surprise those bewailing a permissive and eros-soaked popular culture: More than one-quarter of people interviewed in their late teens and early 20s had never had sex. (washingtonpost.com)
  • But Anjani Chandra, the demographer who is the lead author of the report, said that 'for some people, it may be news that these behaviors exist at all in the general population. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In addition the proportionally small category of literate people who left accounts of their lives, sexual or otherwise, were overwhelmingly from the aristocracy or bourgeoisie, which makes their documents exceptional rather than representative. (encyclopedia.com)
  • When working-class people began to write their own stories, few wrote their sexual stories in any detail, and even fewer disregarded the morality campaigns that made sexual acts something to regret. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Most people with compulsive sexual behavior need professional treatment. (dreddyclinic.com)
  • feelings
  • citation needed] Compulsive behaviors are a need to reduce apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to abstain from or control. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual feelings and behaviours change around the menstrual cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • actual
  • When using such sources, historians learned to read them as carefully constructed narratives that reveal as much about social expectations and prejudice as actual behaviors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • treatment
  • Initial research and treatment programs aimed at understanding and reducing the risk of reoffense in sexual offenders. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • We would hope this person will meet with your son to tactfully investigate his behavior and its causation as well as help you with methods to curb it. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • health risk
  • Sexual health risk reduction can include motivational exercises, assertiveness skills, educational and behavioral interventions. (wikipedia.org)