Impact of peer education on the sexual health behaviour of homosexual men in Glasgow

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Saturday 1st December 2001

1442 men completed questionnaires in January 1999, 7 months after the end of the 9 month sexual health intervention.

1442 men completed questionnaires in January 1999, 7 months after the end of the 9 month sexual health intervention.

The intervention had a direct impact on Glasgow's homosexual men and reached men of all ages and social classes. Higher levels of sexual health service use and uptake of specific services among men who had contact with the intervention are suggestive of an intervention effect. Peer education, as a form of health outreach, appears to be an effective intervention tool in terms of the uptake of sexual health services, but is less effective in achieving actual sexual behaviour change among homosexual men.

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