Sexual health risk reduction interventions for people with severe mental illness: a systematic review

Abdullah Pandor, Eva Kaltenthaler, Agnes Higgins, Karen Lorimer, Shubulade Smith, Kevan Wylie, Ruth Wong

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Abstract

Despite variability in sexual activity among people with severe mental illness, high-risk sexual behavior (e.g. unprotected intercourse, multiple partners, sex trade and illicit drug use) is common. Sexual health risk reduction interventions (such as educational and behavioral interventions, motivational exercises, counselling and service delivery), developed and implemented for people with severe mental illness, may improve participants’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs behaviors or practices (including assertiveness skills) and could lead to a reduction in risky sexual behavior. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of sexual health risk reduction interventions for people with severe mental illness.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume15
Issue number138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

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Reproductive Health
Risk Reduction Behavior
Sexual Behavior
Drug Trafficking
Assertiveness
Sexual Partners
Risk-Taking
Counseling
Exercise

Keywords

  • sexual health
  • mental illness
  • systematic review

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Pandor, Abdullah ; Kaltenthaler, Eva ; Higgins, Agnes ; Lorimer, Karen ; Smith, Shubulade ; Wylie, Kevan ; Wong, Ruth. / Sexual health risk reduction interventions for people with severe mental illness: a systematic review. In: BMC Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 138.
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Sexual health risk reduction interventions for people with severe mental illness: a systematic review. / Pandor, Abdullah; Kaltenthaler, Eva; Higgins, Agnes; Lorimer, Karen; Smith, Shubulade; Wylie, Kevan; Wong, Ruth.

In: BMC Public Health, Vol. 15, No. 138, 02.2015.

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