Heterogeneity in Educational Pathways and the Health Behavior of U.S. Young Adults
Sexual fears, sometimes in the form of phobias, lead to aversive or sexually avoidant behavior blocking sexual closeness and resulting in deep personal and interpersonal distress. Objective: To determine the types of sexual fears and aversive behavior in young people of reproductive age students and their degree of markedness as to encourage a further implementation of prevention programs and interventions. Materials and methods: The study included fifth-year medical students in Plovdiv Medical University. Of these, 55 men and 61 women were assessed with the Sexual Aversion Scale, a item self-rating questionnaire. The statistical analyses used were descriptive statistics and independent samples t-test. Results: Sexual fears and aversive or blocking behavior are mild to moderate, mean score of 1.