The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality is a medical journal focusing on Canadian Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter

Anderson, J. (2003). Condom Use and HIV Risk among U.S. Adults. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 912-914
Data from surveys in the United States have indicated that since the 1980s, condom use among adolescents and adults has increased. However, there has been no nationally representative data on condom use among U.S. adults since the mid-1990s. The...
Baker, S.A., Beadnell, B., Stoner, S. et Al. (2003). Skills Training versus Health Education to Prevent STD/HIV in Heterosexual Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial Utilizing Biological Outcomes. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15, 1-14
Until recently, most evaluations of STD/HIV prevention interventions have relied on self-reported behaviour to measure intervention effects rather than on biological markers such as cases of STD/HIV infection. In addition, while it has become clear...
Blake, S., Ledsky, R., Goodenow, C. et Al. (2003). Condom Availability Programs in Massachusettes High Schools: Relationships with Condom Use and Sexual Behavior. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 955-962
Research has consistently demonstrated that half or more of high school students become sexually active, including intercourse, before they graduate. Although rates of condom use among sexually active teens have gradually increased over time, condom...
Chumlea, W.C., Schubert, C.M., Roche, A.F. et Al. (2003). Age at Menarche and Racial Comparisons in US Girls. Pediatrics, 111, 110-113
In recent years, anecdotal evidence and limited survey research has suggested that the age of onset of sexual maturation has declined among girls in the Western world. However, an earlier age of menarche has not been confirmed by studies of large...
Dangerous Women-Dangerous Ideas
INTRODUCTION In a review of Phyllis Grosskurth's (1980) biography of Havelock Ellis published 22 years ago in the SIECCAN Newsletter (Greenland, 1981), I recalled that Ellis had been a hero of mine since childhood. I also opined that "if the...
Discussing Sexual Health with a Partner: A Qualitative Study with Young Women
ABSTRACT: Twenty-two female, heterosexual, undergraduate students were interviewed about the health protective sexual communication (HPSC) that did or did not occur with their most recent sexual partner prior to first intercourse. The narratives...
Gender Differences in the Experience of Heterosexual Intercourse
ABSTRACT: This paper describes the development and testing of a self-report scale delineating the components of the experience of heterosexual intercourse of both men and women. In a preliminary study, 70 men freely expressed the feelings, thoughts,...
Janssen, E., Carpenter, D., & Graham, C.A. (2003). Selecting Films for Sex Research: Gender Differences in Erotic Film Preference. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 32, 243-251
Film dips extracted from commercially available sexually explicit videos are commonly used in research on psychophysiological aspects of sexual arousal and sexual dysfunction. Previous research has found that men and women tend to differ in their...
Levine, S. B. & Coupey, S.M. (2003). Adolescent Substance Use, Sexual Behavior, and Metropolitan Status: Is "Urban" a Risk Factor? Journal of Adolescent Health, 32, 350-355
It is sometimes assumed that youth who live in urban areas are more likely to be involved with drug use and to engage in high risk sexual behaviour than are youth who live in suburban or rural areas. Precisely how geographic location is likely to...
McCabe, M.P. (2002). Relationship Functioning and Sexuality among People with Multiple Sclerosis. the Journal of Sex Research, 39, 302-309
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that typically results in impairments to motor, sensory, and cognitive functions. The onset and progression of MS can have a negative impact on social life, relationship...
Patel, D., Gillespie, B. & Foxman, B. (2003). Sexual Behavior of Older Women: Results of a Random-Digit-Dialing Survey of 2000 Women in the United States. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 30, 216-220
Most national surveys of sexual behaviour conducted in the Western world have not included people 60 years of age or older. Consequently, our knowledge of the sexual behaviour of older people, particularly older women, is sparse. (Large-scale studies...
Sellors, J.W., Karwalajtys, T.L., Kaczorowski, J. et Al. (2003). Incidence, Clearance, and Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Infection in Women. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 168, 421-425
Human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the most common sexually transmitted infection in Canada. Some strains of HPV have been clearly linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer. Although the incidence of CIN and cervical...
Sexual Harassment Experiences of Psychologists and Psychological Associates during Their Graduate School Training
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between past experiences of sexual harassment behaviours while in graduate school and the present behaviour of female and male registered psychologists and psychological associates in Ontario, Canada....
The Sexual Initiation Scale: Development and Initial Validation
ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to develop the Sexual Initiation Scale (SIS), a self-report measure of sexual initiation strategies and factors facilitating initiation behaviours in long-standing marital relationships, and to examine the...