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									ABSTINANCE




                    HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
        by Anesu
                          DEFINITION
Sexual abstinence is the practice of refraining from some or
all aspects of sexual activity.




                   TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                           by Anesu
Why Abstinence as an HIV Prevention Measure?


   • religious or philosophical reasons
   • material reasons (to prevent conception - undesired
   pregnancy - or sexually transmitted disease transmission)
   • psycho-sociological reasons (e.g., clinical depression,
   social anxiety disorder, increasing testosterone in males,
   or negative past experiences)
   • to focus on other matters - sublimation
   • inability to find a suitable sexual partner - involuntary
   celibacy
   •poor health - medical celibacy


                      TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                              by Anesu
TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
        by Anesu
                  Reasons for abstinence:
                       South Africa

                Percent of Students who agreed with the statements to abstain from
                                          sex due to ...

          100
                        90                     90
          90       86                     85             83                     Control Female
          80                                                                    N = (NR=159;
                                  73                71                          PH=159; FT=155)
          70
                                                                                Intervention Female
          60                 56
% Agree




                                                                                N = (NR=153;
          50                                                                    PH=154; FT=153)

          40                                                                    Control Male
                                                                                N = (NR=129;
          30                                                                    PH=128; FT=129)
          20                                                           15
                                                              10                Intervention Male
                                                                   6        7
          10                                                                    N = (NR=177;
                                                                                PH=172; FT=179)
           0
                     Not Ready            Protect Health      Friends Tease




                                       TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                                               by Anesu
 Why should UFS students consider abstinence?
Primary and Secondary?




                    TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                            by Anesu
Barriers to abstinence advocacy




         TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                 by Anesu
 How can we as Peer Educators
support the Abstaining students?




          TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                  by Anesu
TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
        by Anesu
           Sample Characteristics
                at Baseline
                    Mexico           South Africa   Thailand

Number of schools   4                22             6

Number of students 2.064             1,140          1,617

Matched responses   946 thru 4       646 thru 3     1,796 thru 3
                    rounds           rounds         rounds
Mean age            16 yrs 9 mos     15 yrs 8 mos   20 yrs
% ever had sex      M = 25           M = 65         M = 58
                    F=7              F = 37         F = 26



                    TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
                            by Anesu
TRANSFORMERS 2010:Abstinance
        by Anesu

								
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