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'MMR talk' and vaccination choices: an ethnographic study in Brighton.
TLDR
How parents in Brighton, southern England, are thinking about MMR for their own children is explored, including narratives by mothers in Brighton that suggest ways in which people's engagements with MMR reflect wider changes in their relations with science and the state.
Interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion.
TLDR
ICBI are effective tools for learning about sexual health, and they also show positive effects on self-efficacy, intention and sexual behaviour, and more research is needed to establish whether ICBI can impact on biological outcomes.
Improved effectiveness of partner notification for patients with sexually transmitted infections: systematic review
TLDR
Involving index patients in shared responsibility for the management of sexual partners improves outcomes and health professionals should consider the following strategies for themanagement of individual patients: patient delivered partner therapy, home sampling for partners, and providing additional information for partners.
Is the cultural context of MMR rejection a key to an effective public health discourse?
TLDR
These findings have paradoxical and challenging consequences for the promotion of immunization in the policy context of increasing emphasis on healthy choices and demonstrate the need for immunization information that acknowledges and addresses lay concepts of immunity.
The social shaping of childhood vaccination practice in rural and urban Gambia.
TLDR
Vaccination demand in urban and rural areas of The Gambia is explored as shaped by prevailing local vaccination cultures, finding a high level of social demand for vaccination, based on lay theories of the general value of immunization in complementing traditional child protection practices.
The opportunities and challenges of pragmatic point-of-care randomised trials using routinely collected electronic records: evaluations of two exemplar trials.
TLDR
EHR point-of-care trials are feasible, although the recruitment of clinicians is a major challenge owing to the complexity of trial approvals, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines, governance and consent procedures were found to have substantially affected the intended simple nature of the trials.
Who has sex with whom? Characteristics of heterosexual partnerships reported in a national probability survey and implications for STI risk.
TLDR
A substantial minority of partnerships in the population is casual and the proportion of partnerships not protected by condoms is high, especially for partnerships involving larger age differences and people in their 30s and 40s.
Sex differences in the experience of testing positive for genital chlamydia infection: a qualitative study with implications for public health and for a national screening programme
TLDR
For health professionals to respond appropriately and effectively to increasing numbers of chlamydia infections, there is a need to understand men’s avoidant attitudes and behaviours in relation to sexual and reproductive health.
Who reports absence of sexual attraction in Britain? Evidence from national probability surveys
TLDR
The data suggest that it cannot be assumed that those reporting no sexual attraction are sexually inexperienced or without intimate relationships, and recognise the possibility of social desirability bias, but suggest that its effect is not easily predicted regarding absence of sexual attraction.
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