Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education

Amy H. Farkas, Rachel Vanderberg, Gina S. Sucato, Elizabeth Miller, Aletha Y. Akers, Sonya Borrero

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities exist in young men's contraceptive knowledge. This study examines whether the likelihood of receiving sexual health education varies by race/ethnicity. Methods We examined racial/ethnic differences in sex and contraceptive education both in school and from parents with multivariable logistic regression models among 4,104 men aged 15-24 years using data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Results Nearly all respondents (96.6%) reported formal sex education. Fewer reported formal birth control education (66.6%), parental sex discussions (66.8%), and parental discussions specifically about birth control (49.2%). In multivariable analysis, black men were less likely than white men to report receiving formal contraceptive education (adjusted odds ratio [aOR],.70; 95% CI,.51-.96). Both black and U.S.-born Hispanic men reported more parental sex discussions than white men (aOR, 1.44; 95% CI, 1.07-1.94, aOR, 1.47; 95% CI, 1.09-1.99, respectively). Conclusions Nearly all respondents reported having received formal sexual health education. Fewer reported receiving education about birth control either at school or at home. Black men were less likely to report receiving formal contraceptive education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Sex Education
Contraceptive Agents
Contraception
Education
Odds Ratio
Reproductive Health
Health Education
Logistic Models
Hispanic Americans
Parents
Growth
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Contraceptive education
  • Disparities
  • Men
  • Race
  • Sex education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Farkas, A. H., Vanderberg, R., Sucato, G. S., Miller, E., Akers, A. Y., & Borrero, S. (2015). Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(4), 464-467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014

Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education. / Farkas, Amy H.; Vanderberg, Rachel; Sucato, Gina S.; Miller, Elizabeth; Akers, Aletha Y.; Borrero, Sonya.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 464-467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Farkas, AH, Vanderberg, R, Sucato, GS, Miller, E, Akers, AY & Borrero, S 2015, 'Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 464-467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014
Farkas, Amy H. ; Vanderberg, Rachel ; Sucato, Gina S. ; Miller, Elizabeth ; Akers, Aletha Y. ; Borrero, Sonya. / Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education. In: Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 464-467.
@article{2940a76388ca4f3db7a26d26c6c8e44b,
title = "Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education",
abstract = "Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities exist in young men's contraceptive knowledge. This study examines whether the likelihood of receiving sexual health education varies by race/ethnicity. Methods We examined racial/ethnic differences in sex and contraceptive education both in school and from parents with multivariable logistic regression models among 4,104 men aged 15-24 years using data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Results Nearly all respondents (96.6{\%}) reported formal sex education. Fewer reported formal birth control education (66.6{\%}), parental sex discussions (66.8{\%}), and parental discussions specifically about birth control (49.2{\%}). In multivariable analysis, black men were less likely than white men to report receiving formal contraceptive education (adjusted odds ratio [aOR],.70; 95{\%} CI,.51-.96). Both black and U.S.-born Hispanic men reported more parental sex discussions than white men (aOR, 1.44; 95{\%} CI, 1.07-1.94, aOR, 1.47; 95{\%} CI, 1.09-1.99, respectively). Conclusions Nearly all respondents reported having received formal sexual health education. Fewer reported receiving education about birth control either at school or at home. Black men were less likely to report receiving formal contraceptive education.",
keywords = "Contraceptive education, Disparities, Men, Race, Sex education",
author = "Farkas, {Amy H.} and Rachel Vanderberg and Sucato, {Gina S.} and Elizabeth Miller and Akers, {Aletha Y.} and Sonya Borrero",
year = "2015",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "56",
pages = "464--467",
journal = "Journal of Adolescent Health",
issn = "1054-139X",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education

AU - Farkas, Amy H.

AU - Vanderberg, Rachel

AU - Sucato, Gina S.

AU - Miller, Elizabeth

AU - Akers, Aletha Y.

AU - Borrero, Sonya

PY - 2015/4/1

Y1 - 2015/4/1

N2 - Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities exist in young men's contraceptive knowledge. This study examines whether the likelihood of receiving sexual health education varies by race/ethnicity. Methods We examined racial/ethnic differences in sex and contraceptive education both in school and from parents with multivariable logistic regression models among 4,104 men aged 15-24 years using data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Results Nearly all respondents (96.6%) reported formal sex education. Fewer reported formal birth control education (66.6%), parental sex discussions (66.8%), and parental discussions specifically about birth control (49.2%). In multivariable analysis, black men were less likely than white men to report receiving formal contraceptive education (adjusted odds ratio [aOR],.70; 95% CI,.51-.96). Both black and U.S.-born Hispanic men reported more parental sex discussions than white men (aOR, 1.44; 95% CI, 1.07-1.94, aOR, 1.47; 95% CI, 1.09-1.99, respectively). Conclusions Nearly all respondents reported having received formal sexual health education. Fewer reported receiving education about birth control either at school or at home. Black men were less likely to report receiving formal contraceptive education.

AB - Purpose Racial/ethnic disparities exist in young men's contraceptive knowledge. This study examines whether the likelihood of receiving sexual health education varies by race/ethnicity. Methods We examined racial/ethnic differences in sex and contraceptive education both in school and from parents with multivariable logistic regression models among 4,104 men aged 15-24 years using data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Results Nearly all respondents (96.6%) reported formal sex education. Fewer reported formal birth control education (66.6%), parental sex discussions (66.8%), and parental discussions specifically about birth control (49.2%). In multivariable analysis, black men were less likely than white men to report receiving formal contraceptive education (adjusted odds ratio [aOR],.70; 95% CI,.51-.96). Both black and U.S.-born Hispanic men reported more parental sex discussions than white men (aOR, 1.44; 95% CI, 1.07-1.94, aOR, 1.47; 95% CI, 1.09-1.99, respectively). Conclusions Nearly all respondents reported having received formal sexual health education. Fewer reported receiving education about birth control either at school or at home. Black men were less likely to report receiving formal contraceptive education.

KW - Contraceptive education

KW - Disparities

KW - Men

KW - Race

KW - Sex education

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84925258738&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84925258738&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014

DO - 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014

M3 - Article

C2 - 25797633

AN - SCOPUS:84925258738

VL - 56

SP - 464

EP - 467

JO - Journal of Adolescent Health

JF - Journal of Adolescent Health

SN - 1054-139X

IS - 4

ER -