'Funny shit about sex': using vulgar comedy on YouTube to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development

Prof. Alan McKee

This presentation reports on a project researching the best way to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development. Methods: Five focus groups with eighteen 14-16 year old young men from state and private schools. They were asked what they knew about sex (across eight topic cards covering a range of aspects of healthy sexual development) and where they found out that information (school, family, friends, media or other) 

Disclosure of Interest Statement: This project was funded by the Queensland Government through the National and International Research Alliances Program: Improved surveillance,treatment and control of chlamydial infections, Research Program 5: Education – Developing improved sexual health education strategies.

 
Australasian HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Conference,
Recorded on 21-25 October 2013 in Darwin, Australia.
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Prof. Alan McKee

Professor Alan McKee leads the Promoting Healthy Sexuality Research Group at Queensland University of Technology, and heads Research Program 5: ‘Education – Developing improved sexual health education strategies’ in the National and International Research Alliances Program grant ‘Improved surveillance, treatment and control of chlamydial infections’. He has published extensively on healthy sexual development with particular attention to the role of sexualized media. His most recent article on this topic is ‘The importance of entertainment to sexuality education’, which is in press with Sex Education.

Co-authors: Watson A. Family Planning Queensland (FPQ).
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