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Using Peer Education to Increase Sexual Health Knowledge Among West African Refugees in Western Australia

Drummond, P.D., Mizan, A., Brocx, K.A. and Wright, B. (2011) Using Peer Education to Increase Sexual Health Knowledge Among West African Refugees in Western Australia. Health Care for Women International, 32 (3). pp. 190-205.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2010.529215
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Abstract

Ten bilingual West African peer educators conducted a 3-hour workshop on sexual health for small groups of West African refugees (N = 58) who recently had settled in Perth, Western Australia. There were significant increases in the participants' knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, how these infections are spread, and how to protect against infection. In addition, attitudes toward condom use became more positive. We conclude that the peer-education approach was successful in assisting a new and emerging community to work effectively on sexual health topics generally considered "taboo" or too sensitive to discuss.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4112
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