Caribbean Adolescents: Some Public Health Concerns

Cecilia Hegamin-Younger (Editor)
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indes

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

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In the Caribbean, sexuality is omnipresent; that is, it is seen but not heard. The Caribbean region can be characterized as a dualistic society. On the one side, sexuality is embraced and highly visible, manifesting itself in the culture of the music, dance, and the popular Carnival. The other side presents a society that is conservative and inhibiting, one that is heavily influenced by religion. There is a lack of communication regarding sexuality, both within schools and homes, making it very challenging for parents to be open with their children on the subject matter.

Let’s face it, many parents do not feel comfortable talking to their children about sexuality for a variety of reasons. In this respect, sexual education offered in schools helps open the discussion. However, it is not a panacea. Parents should not leave this important topic to the schools. Rather, parents should work together with the schools and the information that is disseminated to ensure the values and beliefs of the family, community and society are integrated. In this book, we present recent research on sexuality, alcohol, drugs and violence from the Caribbean region.
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Preface

Introduction

Music, Dance, Carnival and the Caribbean Region
(Cecilia Hegamin-Younger and Joav Merrick, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, and others)

Vulnerabilities of Caribbean Adolescents and Youth
(KizzyAnn M Abraham, School of Arts and Sciences, University of St George’s, Grenada, West Indies)

Section One: Sexual Issues

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Prevention
(Krystal Austin, Anyka Clouden, Dalia Rassier and Praveen Durgampudi, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies)

"Horning" and the Emergence of Female Empowerment
(Scott Hutton, Cecilia Hegamin-Younger and Rohan D Jeremiah, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies and Department of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America)

Vulnerability to HIV Infection in Men who have Sex with Men
(Trent R Worrell, Peter E Gamache, Rohan D Jeremiah and Kamilah B Thomas-Purcell, School of Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, and others)

Barriers Sexual Reproductive Health Care
(Cecilia Hegamin-Younger, Shawn Khan, Rohan Jeremiah and Christine Richards, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, and others)

Family Structure and Sexual Health Behavior
(Andrea Reichert, Lydia Atkins, Livio Ituah and Richard Atkins, School of Medicine and Department of Public Health, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies and Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Saint Lucia, West Indies)

Self-Efficacy in Sexual Negotiation and Engagement in Risky Sexual Behaviors
(Desiree Jones, Kamilah Thomas-Purcell, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris and Christine Richards, School of Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, Office of Research and Innovation and the Master of Public Health Program, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America, and others)

HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Co-Infection
(Martin S Forde, St Clair M Forde, Anika Keens-Douglas and Altrena G Mukuria, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, Research Management Consultant, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies, and others)

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
(Satesh Bidaisee, St George’s University, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George, Grenada, West Indies)

Section Two: Alcohol, Drugs and Violence

Alcohol Drinking Habits and Alcoholic Beverage Advertisement
(Brian J Shayota, Kim Oelhafen and Cecilia Hegamin-Younger, Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies)

Risky Sexual Behaviors and Marijuana Use
(Olufunmilola Ajala, Christine Richards, Leselle Pierre, Nanette Hegamin and Tessa Alexander-St Cyr, Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, St George’s University. St. George, Grenada, West Indies and Global Health Collaboratory, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America)

Injection Drug Use and the Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C Transmission
(Cecilia Hegamin-Younger, Rohan Jeremiah, Praveen Durgampudi, Jonathan Waller and Abdul Seckam, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, Department of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, and others)

Violence and Adolescents
(Shantel Peters-St-John, Doneal Thomas and Shelly Rodrigo, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies)

Child Sexual Abuse
(Lamese Basilyous and Praveen Durgampudi, School of Medicine, St. George’s University,Grenada and Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies)

Section Three: Acknowledgements

About the Editors

About the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George's University, Grenada, West Indies

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health"

Section Four: Index

Index

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