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Researchers
  • Dr.  Ronny Shtarkshall
Dr Ronny Shtarkshall
 
Research Fields 
Health Behaviour & Physical Activity​
​Health Promotion
​Sexuality, Reproductive Health, AIDS & STDs
 
 
Research and professional activity
 
Sexual behaviour of adolescents and young adults.
 
Differences in perception of sexual misconduct and aggression as a possible source of health, welfare, justice and internal security problems.
 
Development of methodology for introducing cultural appropriateness and rapid response into interventions in sexual-health.
 
Cross-cultural issues in sex-therapy.
 
Consultant to the Department of Health Promotion and Education, Israeli Ministry of Health on primary and secondary prevention of HIV/AIDS and care among at-risk immigrant populations.
 
Consultant to the Albanian National Program on HIV/AIDS on development of policy and strategy for prevention and care.
 
Supervisor of training in sex-therapy, counselling and sex education.
 
Content Meister, "Yachad" (together), an internet site on sexuality and relationship within "Snunit" – the Israeli educational portal.
 
Culture and Health (mainly cultural divides between health care providers and health seekers as barriers to health)
 
Multi-orgasm in women
 
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Collaborations
 
A multi-centre study of the perception of sexual aggression and violence:  With Dr. Osmo Kontula, Finland, Dr. Ilse Lottes, USA, Dr. Charles Adkins, USA, .
 
Knowledge attitudes and behaviours of Israeli young adults in relation to HIV/AIDS: With Professor J. Kark and Dr. Y. Neumark.
 
Training for the introducing of cultural appropriateness into HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs. School of Family and Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
 
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Teaching
Qualitative methodology
 
Health Behaviour Change
 
HIV/AIDS
 
Family Planning
 
Males sexual function, dysfunction, and sex therapy.
 
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Selected Publications:
 
Feldman, B. Kark, J., Shtarkshall, R. A. (2010)  Behavioral Surveillance of Knowledge About HIV/AIDS Transmission and Perceived Need for Additional Knowledge in a National Sample of Young Israeli Men and Women Between 1993 and 2005.  AIDS and Behavior. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9657-4
 
Daoud, N., Shtarkshall, R., Laufer, N., Verbov, G., Bar-El, H., Mor-Yosef, S. (2009) Benefits of volunteering the experience of lay Arab and Jewish women participating in "Women for Women’s Health" program. Health and Social Care in the Community (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2009.00895.x).
 
Shtarkshall RA, Carmel S, Jaffe-Hirschfield D, Woloski-Wruble A. Sexual Milestones and Factors Associated with Coitus Initiation Among Israeli High School Students. Arch Sex Behav. 2008
 
Shtarkshall, R.A.Involving Regular Partners When Prescribing PDE-5 Inhibitors: A Critical Note for Professional Organizations Dealing With Sexuality and Sexual Health. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 22(3): 295-301, 2007
 
Shtarkshall, R.A., Santelli J.S., and Hirsch, J.S. Sex Education and Sexual Socialization: Roles for Educators and Parents. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health., 39(2):116-119, 2007.
 
Lopez-Quintero C., Shtarkshall RA and Neumark YD. Barriers to HIV Testing Among Hispanics in the United States: Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2000. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19(10): 886-897, 2005.
 
Shtarkshall  R.A. & Zemach M. Sexuality, Relationships and Sexual Health in Israel (A revised updated chapter). in Francoeur R.T. and Noonan R.J. (Eds)  The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality 581-619.  New York: Continuum Press., 2003.
 
Soskolne V and. Shtarkshall R. Migrant populations and HIV Prevention Programs: linking structural factors, culture, and individual behavior –lessons from the Israeli experience.  Social Science and Medicine, 55(8): 1299-1309. 2002
 
Shtarkshall RA., Soskolne V., Bubis-Feder P. and Daoud N.  The Teaching of  Social Sciences, Health Behavior and Health Behavior Change in Public Health.  Public Health Reviews, 2002.
 
Kaplan EH., Soskone V., Adler B., Leventhal A. and Shtarkshall RA. A Model Based Evaluation of a Cultural Mediator Outreach Program for HIV+ Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel.  Evaluation Review, 26(4): 382-394, 2002.
 
Shtarkshall RA. and Soskolne V.  MIGRANT POPULATIONS AND HIV/AIDS A model for the development and implementation of programs for culturally diverse groups in conditions of cultural transition and cross-cultural interaction: theory, methodology and practice   Paris & Geneva:  UNAIDS and UNESCO July 2000.
 
Shtarkshall RA. and Remennick L Technology versus Responsibility: immigrant physicians from the former soviet Union reflect on Israeli health care. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 38(3):  191-202, 1997.
 
Shtarkshall R.A, Shim'on Z. & Bargai E.  “Gesher LaKesher”  An Educational Program for Immigrant Youth Dealing with Intimate and Sexual Relations.  Vol. I. A Theoretical and Mehtodological Introduction; Vol. II. Teachers’ Handbook and Educational Units.  JDC-Israel, 1997.
 
Shtarkshall R.A. & Awerbuch T.  It Takes Two To Tango But One to Infect: on the underestimation of the risk of HIV infection in sexual relations due to non-disclosure of previous risky behavior or seropositivity. The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 18(2): 121-127. 1992.
 
Shtarkshall RA,  Formen und Trends im Sexualverhalten israelischer Jugendlischer. In Melzer W, Ferchhoff W, and Neubauer G. (eds.)  Jugend in Israel und in der Bundesrepublik. pp. 162-175  Weinheim un Munchen: Juventa Verlag, 1990.
 
Schoenholtz S. Horowitz, H. &. Shtarkshall R.A. Sex Education For The Mentally  Ill Adolescent:  Desirability, Feasibility and Outcome.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 18(1): 97-106, 1989.
 
Shtarkshall, R.A., Anonymous, & Feldman B. (2008). A woman with high capacity for multi-orgasm: a non-clinical case-report study Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 23,3, 259-269
 
Shtarkshall, R. A. (2006). Responding to messages of adolescents on the Internet: Theoretical Practical and Ethical issues. American Journal of Sexuality Education. 1(4): 3-22
 
Shtarkshall, R., Baynesan, F., Feldman, B. (2009). A Socio-Ecological Analysis of Ethiopian Immigrants' Interactions with the Israeli Healthcare System and its Policy and Service Implications. Ethnicity and Health, 14(5):doi: 10.1080/1355780902890522
 
Rosen, L. J., Manor, O. Brody, D., Engelhard, D., Shtarkshall, R. A. and Zucker, D. (2009).From Pills to Programs: Lessons from medicine for developing effective lifestyle interventions.  Preventive Medicine,doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.03.010
 
Shtarkshall, R.A., Carmel, S., Jaffe-Hirschfeld, D., & Woloski-Wruble A. (2009). Sexual Milestones and Factors Associated with Coitus Initiation Among Israeli High School Students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(4): 591-604
 
Shtarkshall, R.A, Anonymous, & Feldman, B.S. (2008) A Woman with a High Capacity for Multi-Orgasms: A Non-Clinical Case Report Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 23, 3, 259-269
 
Shtarkshall, R.A. & Soskolne V. (2000)  Migrant Populations and HIV/AIDS A model for the development and implementation of programs for culturally diverse groups in conditions of cultural transition and cross-cultural interaction: theory, methodology and practice   Paris & Geneva:  UNAIDS and UNESCO.  (available from http://data.unaids.org/Publications/IRC-pub01/jc397-migrantpop_en.pdf and http://data.unaids.org/Publications/IRC-pub01/jc397-migrantpop_ru.pdf )
 
Shtarkshall, R.A. (2007) Sensitive Subjects and Ideological Differences Affecting Civil Society Collaboration Between Israeli and Palestinian People. In Kuriansky, J. (Ed.) Beyond Bullets & Bombs. Westport CT: Praeger publishers, Chapter 4, pp.
 
Shtarkshall, R.A. & Zemach, M. (2003). Sexuality, Relationships and Sexual Health in Israel (A revised updated chapter). in Francoeur R.T. and (Ed.)  The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality.  New York: Continuum Press.  (available from http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/ccies/pdf/ccies-israel.pdf)
 
 
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