TITLE

LA PROMOTION DE L'ABSTINENCE DANS LES PROGRAMMES D'ÉDUCATION EN MATIÈRE DE SANTÉ SEXUELLE: LE POINT DE VUE DE JEUNES FRANCO-CONTARIENNES DU NORD

AUTHOR(S)
Benoit, Monique; Dragon, Jean; Bourdreau, Marie-Ghyslaine; Muhimpundu, Sonia
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2003, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This qualitative study examined perceptions of abstinence-only sex education in two focus group samples of female French Canadian youth in Northern Ontario. One group had taken a high school sexuality education course that promoted abstinence and did not cover contraception and safer sex practices; the second group was no longer attending school and had never taken the course. Findings from both groups indicated that abstinence-only programs were not perceived as being effective or meaningful for these young women because sexual activity was a given for them and the abstinence-only message was therefore inconsistent with their perceived need for greater sexual freedom and autonomy.
ACCESSION #
12396009

 

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