Women’s Embarrassment over Answering Sexual Health Questions
Creators:Kasberg, Devon J.
Advisor:Von Sadovszky, Victoria
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Honors Theses; 2013
The aim of this study was to assess young women’s embarrassment when asked questions about their sexual health. Limited data has revealed that women have an openness to this topic. With an increasing number of sexually transmitted infections [STIs], young women are facing a growing likelihood of acquiring one. Research about young women’s sexual health is a topic that needs to be further researched. In this study, young women were asked to rate their level of embarrassment in regard to certain sexual health questions. Additionally, the participants supplied data on the number of vaginal, oral and anal sex partners they have had, and at what age their first vaginal, oral and anal sexual encounters took place. The results of this study produced information that showed the level of embarrassment was not significantly different between caucasian women and women of color, or women with religious affiliation and women without any religious affiliation. By gaining this knowledge, healthcare professionals will be better able to begin dialogue on the topic of sexual health. Understanding young women’s level of embarrassment on this topic, healthcare professionals can better educate young women on the risks associated with STIs and risky sexual behavior.
Academic Major: Nursing
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