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Sexual health knowledge of students at a high school in Nova Scotia.

This study was designed to assess students' sexual health knowledge, gender differences in knowledge, and associations between knowledge and sexual behaviours. Of 796 students, 80% participated. Sexual health

knowledge scores were highest for sexually active females. Higher score was associated with oral contraceptive use and later sexual debut. Knowledge was highest for HIV/AIDS. Students were insufficiently

aware of their right to patient confidentiality.

[entered 10/23/98 OHPE #77.2]