Date & Time
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
315 Promoting Education to Dissuade Genital Piercings in Juvenile Facilities

This session describes a mental health intervention to dissuade youth in juvenile institutions from genital piercing practice (GPP) due to infections, bleedings, and hospitalizations. The team developed educational materials to share the facts and consequences of GPP and conducted a study to measure the intervention's effectiveness. After the intervention, youth knowledge of GPP increased by approximately 25%. The study provided new information about GPP and will serve as a basis for clinical and mental health staff to pursue further research to promote the cessation of GPP.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the use and risks of genital piercings
  • Identify the perspective of youth who practice genital piercing
  • Explain interdisciplinary strategies to promote the cessation of genital piercing

Level: Basic