‘I don’t want to be that guy walking in the feminine product aisle’: a Photovoice exploration of college men’s perceptions of safer sex responsibility. Breny, J. M. & Lombardi, D. C. Global Health Promotion, 26(1):6–14, March, 2019. Citation Key Alias: ISI:000462070200002, lens.org/006-210-388-792-298, pop00077 tex.type: [object Object]
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Incidence and prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to increase among young heterosexual men and women in the United States. Although research studies examine the reasons why these young people are not engaging in safe sex behavior, many have not explored factors beyond individual behaviors. Much of the current research focuses on young women, for the most part leaving men out of the equation. In this study, a Photovoice methodology was used to examine social norms, media messaging and perceptions of responsibility surrounding safe sex practices, specifically condom use, among male heterosexual undergraduate students. Results showed that college-aged men are still prioritizing pregnancy prevention over disease prevention, which leads to assumptions that their female partners are on birth control and they do not need to use condoms. Participants pointed to media messages and condom placement that supports women’s responsibility for safer sex and condom negotiation. Future health promotion research and practice should focus on including men in the design and implementation process to address social norms and increase their sense of responsibility.
@article{breny_i_2019,
	title = {‘{I} don’t want to be that guy walking in the feminine product aisle’: a {Photovoice} exploration of college men’s perceptions of safer sex responsibility},
	volume = {26},
	issn = {1757-9759},
	shorttitle = {‘{I} don’t want to be that guy walking in the feminine product aisle’},
	url = {https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975916679362},
	doi = {10.1177/1757975916679362},
	abstract = {Incidence and prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to increase among young heterosexual men and women in the United States. Although research studies examine the reasons why these young people are not engaging in safe sex behavior, many have not explored factors beyond individual behaviors. Much of the current research focuses on young women, for the most part leaving men out of the equation. In this study, a Photovoice methodology was used to examine social norms, media messaging and perceptions of responsibility surrounding safe sex practices, specifically condom use, among male heterosexual undergraduate students. Results showed that college-aged men are still prioritizing pregnancy prevention over disease prevention, which leads to assumptions that their female partners are on birth control and they do not need to use condoms. Participants pointed to media messages and condom placement that supports women’s responsibility for safer sex and condom negotiation. Future health promotion research and practice should focus on including men in the design and implementation process to address social norms and increase their sense of responsibility.},
	language = {en},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2019-10-02},
	journal = {Global Health Promotion},
	author = {Breny, Jean M. and Lombardi, Deirdre C.},
	month = mar,
	year = {2019},
	note = {Citation Key Alias: ISI:000462070200002, lens.org/006-210-388-792-298, pop00077
tex.type: [object Object]},
	keywords = {Photovoice, college men, condoms, dept.pch, qualitative research, safer sex responsibility, sexually transmitted infections},
	pages = {6--14},
}

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