Contact: Brandon Hill
"Researchers, doctors, parents, sex educators should all be very careful and not assume that their own definition of sex is shared by the person they're talking to, be it a patient, a student, a child or study participant," said Brandon Hill, research associate at the Kinsey Institute.
"Throwing the net wider, with a more representative sample, only made it more confusing and complicated," Hill
said it is common for a doctor, when seeing a patient with symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, to ask how many sexual partners the patient has or has had.
Hill also is a researcher in the Department of Gender Studies at IU.
can be reached at 812-855-7686 and firstname.lastname@example.org and 812-855-7686.
Sanders, S., Hill
, B., Yarber, W., Graham, C., Crosby, R., Milhausen, R., (2010) "Misclassification bias: diversity in conceptualisations about having 'had sex,'" Sexual Health