TITLE

A HOLISTIC PEER EDUCATION PROGRAM TO REDUCE STD INFECTION AMONG TRANSIENT YOUNG ADULTS IN A RESORT COMMUNITY

AUTHOR(S)
Burrows, Megan; Olsen, Liz
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Seasonal tourism provides an opportunity for teens and young adults to relax and have fun in an atmosphere that suspends the judgments and expectations of daily life. In their report on the scripting of sexual behaviour of students on spring break in Florida propose that the "feeling of freedom from responsibilities and home constraints, a sense of anonymity, and drinking, all contribute to the scripts for behaviour on Spring Break." Other researchers have also described the sexual disinhibition and increased risk-taking thought to occur among vacationers. The potential for vacationers to be at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or other negative sexual health consequences is both an implicit and explicit concern of such investigations. However, there is little literature on the sexual health issues faced by young adults who travel to tourist settings as seasonal workers. These issues have been of acute concern to the authors of the journal.
ACCESSION #
1893132

 

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