HP4 Lecture 14


In the 'sexual trichotomy', sexual identity refers to:

  Who an individual is attracted to

  An individual's position on the Kinsey scale

  The sexual contacts an individual has

  How the individual views themselves in isolation and as part of soceity


Which of the following statements about female reproductive health and sexual identity is CORRECT?

  Over half of lesbians who have been pregnant have given live birth

  Lesbian women are less likely to contract STIs than heterosexual women

  Bisexual women are less likely to contract STIs than lesbians

  Lesbians have a lower rate of abortion than heterosexual women


Which of the following statements regarding social exclusion/stigma and sexual identity is CORRECT?

  Rural areas are generally more welcoming of homosexuality than urban areas

  Same-sex attracted young people today still often experience abuse related to their sexuality, but rarely at school

  Modification of daily activities in response to fear of prejudice or discrimination is still the majority experience of adult gay and lesbians

  There is no clear relationship between homophobic abuse and either self harm or drug abuse

  Prevalence of behaviour modification in social contexts is roughly equal for male and female homosexuals


Which of the following statements about social changes in attitudes to sex is INCORRECT?

  One of the largest influences on these changes was the Second World War

  Abortion has only been decriminialised in Victoria for two years

  Homosexuality was once listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

  The 1980s marked a transition from sex being an issue of behaviour to an issue of morality

  Rape in marriage was illegal in Victoria in 1990


The number of men who think that oral sex equates to 'having sex' is greatest in the age group:

  16 - 19 years

  20 - 29 years

  30 - 39 years

  40 - 49 years


Which of the following statements regarding young people and sexual identity is INCORRECT?

  About 10% have experienced sexual attraction to the same sex or had a sexual experience with someone of the same sex

  How young people identify sexually does not always tell you about how they feel or the sex of their current partners

  Sexual identity has been shown to change frequenty in young people

  SSAY people may still require contraception

  SSAY people who have experienced physical abuse may use 'harder' drugs (e.g. ecstasy) more than 'softer' drugs (e.g. cannabis)

A is incorrect: the figure is closer to 15%. E is correct: see the graph on the 'impacts of homophobia on SSAY drug use'