In my work studying the sons of single and two-mother families, I found deep concern about the lack of male role models for these boys. But shift genders, and girls and female role models is a conversation we seldom seem to have. Part of that is the fact that 80 percent of the single parent families in the U. Combined with two-parent families, it's statistically likely that girls will have a female role model in residence.
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AIDS and Behavior. Clusters of one peer educator and eight participants were randomized to: 1 direct provision of an HIV self-test, 2 provision of a coupon for facility collection of an HIV self-test, or 3 referral to standard-of-care HIV testing services. From October to November , participants were enrolled and randomized. Routine policies for HIV self-testing are likely a behaviorally safe component of comprehensive HIV prevention strategies. HIV self-testing has been proven to increase HIV testing in diverse populations and settings [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 ]. Among FSWs in urban Uganda, the delivery of HIV self-tests increased recent and frequent HIV testing [ 7 ], suggesting that self-testing can overcome some of the barriers to HIV testing that FSWs face, such as facility hours [ 12 ], stigma and discrimination by healthcare providers [ 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 ], and transportation costs [ 16 ]. When FSWs receive an HIV self-test directly from a peer educator instead of from a healthcare facility, they miss the opportunity to interact with a healthcare provider and receive services e.
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Many studies have shown that media images of female models have had a negative impact on how woman view their own bodies, but does this same effect hold true when men view male models? A leading researcher of media effects on body image at the University of Missouri looked at the effect of male magazines on college-age men. Completing three different studies, Jennifer Aubrey, assistant professor of communication in the College of Arts and Science, found that unlike their female classmates, it was not the same-sex models that affected the males negatively, but quite the opposite. In her research, which will be published in Human Communication Research, Aubrey found that the cultural expectation for men is not that they have to be as attractive as their peers, but that they need to be attractive enough to be sexually appealing to women.