Parent-Reported HIV Prevention Communication Topics with Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: A Descriptive Study

Morgan J. Grant, Kaileigh Carter, Matt Hoffman, Randolph D. Hubach, Christopher Owens

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Abstract

Because most parent-adolescent sex communication studies are from the perspectives of sexual and gender minority (SGM) adolescents rather than their parents, we surveyed 54 parents of SGM adolescents in the Southern region in the U.S. about their HIV-related parent-adolescent sex communication (PASC) practices. We compared topics discussed between the sexual activity and sexual orientation/gender identity of their adolescent. We found significant differences between parents having a sexually-active adolescent or not and parents discussing the importance of using condoms and what their adolescent should do if the adolescent contracts HIV. We provide future directions to further examine and improve PASC between parents and their SGM adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Parents
  • adolescents
  • sex communication
  • sexual and gender minority

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