Condom use self-efficacy centered on sexual experience, cannabis, and CBD use among college students.
J Am Coll Health. 2021 Jan 05;:1-10
Authors: Nicholas V, Christensen JL
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to understand how condom use self-efficacy varies based on sexual experience, cannabis and CBD use.
METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was implemented through Qualtrics. A total of 455 undergraduate students were surveyed at a large U.S. northeastern university.
RESULTS: Findings suggested that sexual experience itself and sexual experience with cannabis and CBD are associated with a person’s condom use self-efficacy. Precisely, non-sexually active and cannabis or CBD nonusers perceived themselves as less efficacious in their future use of condoms compared with sexually active adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Implications for health interventions are discussed, such as the importance of giving attention to non-sexually active adolescents and strengthening their condom use self- efficacy. It is critical to promote healthy sexual behaviors among future sexually active college students and reinforce healthy sexual behaviors among sexually active adolescents.
PMID: 33400905 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
Source: ncbi 2