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About the Course
This module begins by indicating the need for correct condom use by presenting the latest information about sexual risk behavior and the HIV/STI problem in the United States. The lecture then describes health behavior and sex therapy theoretical models used by KI-CURT to formulate behavioral condom use interventions. These interventions for men, women and mixed-sex couples address the interrelated factors that affect correct condom use, including personal and situational variables such as information, attitudes (self and partner), motivation (self and partner), condom use self- efficacy, and partner issues (e.g., relationship status and power, negotiation). The unique components and outcomes of the interventions are presented. The module concludes with suggestions on how clinicians can use examples of behavior changes activities utilized in the KI-CURT interventions to help their clients find ways to communicate with their partners about condom use and to use condoms correctly while enjoying sexual pleasure. This talk is particularly relevant to clinicians and educators interested in the various psychological factors that may prevent consistent and/or correct condom use, thereby impacting safer sex behaviors.
The Kinsey Institute is a certified CE sponsor for the American Psychological Association. For questions related to the content in this course, please email KinseyCE@indiana.edu. Include the name of the course in the subject line of your message.
- List barriers and 'turn-offs' impacting correct condom use
- Name the frequent condom use errors and problems
- Describe the negative impact of condoms not fitting properly
- Describe how interpersonal and relational aspects impact correct condom use
- List strategies for negotiating condom use
- Name the unique components and outcomes of the Kinsey Institute condom use interventions
- Describe how the IBM and PLISSIT behavior-change theoretical models can be applied by clinicians to help clients use condoms correctly
About the speaker
Dr. William Yarber is a prominent AIDS/STD prevention researcher. He has authored or co-authored over 175 scientific reports on sexual risk behavior and AIDS/STD prevention in professional journals and has received over $3.5 million in federal grants and state awards to support his research and AIDS/STD prevention efforts. He has also been a consultant to the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS as well as sexuality and HIV/STI-related organizations in Brazil, China, Jamaica, Poland, Portugal, and Taiwan. Dr. Yarber is a senior scientist at The Kinsey Institute and Provost Professor in the School of Public Health-Bloomington. Dr. Yarber is a member of the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team (CURT) comprised of researchers from Indiana University, University of Kentucky, University of Guelph (Canada), and University of Southampton (United Kingdom). For over 16 years, with federal and institutional research support, CURT has investigated male condom use errors and problems and has developed behavioral interventions designed to improve correct and consistent condom use. He is also the lead author of the human sexuality textbook, Yarber, W. L., Sayad, B. (2019). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary Society, (10th ed., 566 pp.), New York: McGraw-Hill. This text is used in over 300 colleges and universities in the US and has been published in China and South Korea.