Condom Use among Latino College Students

Tilly Gurman, Dina L G Borzekowski

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Abstract

Recent reports indicate that Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. College health professionals, therefore, should understand current sexual behaviors and risk factors among Latino youth. The authors assessed students' condom use at their most recent sexual encounter by using data from those students who reported oral, vaginal, or anal sex during the last 30 days. Fewer than half of recently sexually active Latino students had used condoms during their last oral (4.9%), vaginal (41.3%), or anal (27.8%) sexual encounter. Predictors of condom use varied according to the type of sexual activity. Findings from this exploratory study offer current information about condom use and sexual behaviors among Latino college students and suggest that prevention interventions and messages should be tailored to students' gender and types of sexual activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume52
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Keywords

  • Condom use
  • Latino/Hispanic students
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sexually transmitted infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education

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Gurman, T., & Borzekowski, D. L. G. (2004). Condom Use among Latino College Students. Journal of American College Health, 52(4), 169-178.

Condom Use among Latino College Students. / Gurman, Tilly; Borzekowski, Dina L G.

In: Journal of American College Health, Vol. 52, No. 4, 01.2004, p. 169-178.

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Gurman, T & Borzekowski, DLG 2004, 'Condom Use among Latino College Students', Journal of American College Health, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 169-178.
Gurman T, Borzekowski DLG. Condom Use among Latino College Students. Journal of American College Health. 2004 Jan;52(4):169-178.
Gurman, Tilly ; Borzekowski, Dina L G. / Condom Use among Latino College Students. In: Journal of American College Health. 2004 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 169-178.
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