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Teasing and weight-control behaviors in adolescent girls

Leme,Ana Carolina B.; Philippi,Sonia Tucunduva
Fonte: Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo Publicador: Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/12/2013 EN
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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between weight teasing, body satisfaction and weight control behaviors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study based on adaptation and validity research of a North American questionnaire for adolescent girls about physical activity, nutrition, body image, perceptions, and behaviors. The variables used to conduct the study were weight control behaviors, body satisfaction and presence of teasing by family members. Descriptive analyses were carried out by chi-square test, being significant p<0.05. RESULTS: A total of 159 adolescent girls, with 16.2±1.3 years old were enrolled in this study. Of the total, 60.1% reported that family members did not tease them. The teasing was associated with weight dissatisfaction (p<0.001), body shape (p=0.006), belly (p=0.001), waist (p=0.001), face (p=0.009), arms (p=0.014) and shoulders (p=0.001). As a consequence, there was association with unhealthy weight control behaviors (p<0.001), vomiting (p=0,011), diet (p=0.002) and use of laxatives (p=0.035). CONCLUSIONS: The teasing about body image by family members was associated with risk for unhealthy weight control behaviors in female adolescents.

Body Satisfaction, Weight Gain, and Binge Eating Among Overweight Adolescent Girls

Horton, Nicholas J.; Haines, Jess; Austin, Sydney Bryn; Field, Alison Ellen; Sonneville, Kendrin Rae; Calzo, Jerel
Fonte: Harvard University Publicador: Harvard University
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objective: To examine if body satisfaction is associated with body mass index (BMI) change and whether it protects against the development of frequent binge eating among overweight and obese adolescent girls. Methods: We used prospective data from 9 waves of an ongoing cohort study of adolescents, the Growing Up Today Study. At enrollment in 1996, participants were 9 to 14 years old. Questionnaires were mailed to participants annually until 2001, then biennially through 2007. Girls who were overweight or obese in 1996 were included in the analysis (n=1 559). Our outcomes were annual change in BMI and incident frequent binge eating, defined as binge eating at least weekly and no use of compensatory behaviors. Results: At baseline, 57.2% of the overweight and obese girls were at least somewhat satisfied with their bodies. During 11 years of follow-up, 9.5% (95% confidence interval (CI) [7.8, 10.8]) of the girls started to binge eat frequently. Controlling for BMI and other confounders, overweight and obese girls who reported being at least somewhat satisfied with their bodies made smaller BMI gains (β=−0.10 kg/m(^2), 95% CI [−0.19, −0.02]) and had 61% lower odds of starting to binge eat frequently (odds ratio (OR)=0.39, 95% CI [0.24...

Influence of Sexual Partner Type on Condom-Use Decision Making by Black Adolescent Mothers

Nelson, LaRon E. ; Morrison-Beedy, Diane
Fonte: Universidade de Rochester Publicador: Universidade de Rochester
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Rochester. School of Nursing. Dept. of Health Practice Research, 2009.; Rates of human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted infections continue to increase among Black adolescent girls. Condom use among adolescent girls occurs more often with “casual” than with “main” sexual partners, yet little is known about condom use decisions with sex partners who are also the fathers of their children. The purposes of this study were to describe the reasons given by Black adolescent mothers for condom use decisions with their various sexual partners, and any substantive differences in reasons given for condom use between those partners who are, and are not, the fathers of their children. This study used a qualitative descriptive design with data generated through focus groups and individual interviews. Participants were recruited from community and clinical sites using peer driven recruitment (n=31). The mean age was 17.5 years (SD 1.4). All of the girls in the study were Black (10% Hispanic; 90% non-Hispanic). Four themes were identified. First, “a taxonomy is used to organize descriptions of sexual partners.” The second was that “condom use decisions are made conditionally based on a combination of emotional and relationship factors and some are also made categorically based on partner-type”. The third was that “love...

Fostering deconstructions : urban adolescent girls as researchers of social justice issues.

Evans, Dawn M. (1955 - ); Ares, Nancy (1957 - )
Fonte: University of Rochester Publicador: University of Rochester
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: Number of Pages:xiii, 340 p.; Illustrations:ill. (some col.)
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Rochester. Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, 2011.; Understanding whether engaging in social justice inquiry helps urban adolescent girls resist society’s ideological construction of them as explicated in the research literature and understanding the implications, both individually and more globally, of such research on five Black adolescent girls as they conducted an ethnographic study of their neighbourhoods as part of their sophomore year of high school is the focus of this study. Data collected included field notes gathered from the daily 45 minute classes attended for 80 days, the work artifacts the girls completed as part of the ethnographic study, video of research training sessions for the class and the ultimate project for the sophomores, and interviews (2 focus group interviews, 10 individual interviews, and an interview with the teacher of the class).
Findings indicated that the girls’ self-perceptions (as hardworking, determined individuals who rely on friends and family for support) disagreed with how they thought society perceived them (stereotypically as teen mothers, angry teens, caring little for their education or selves). The girls pointed indirectly to a lack of investment on the part of local and regional governments in the urban areas as causes of the lack of sense of safety they and their families felt and the desire they felt to leave to go to college and pursue their ambitions. The girls also displayed evidence of appropriating funds of knowledge in the form of social processes and practices (González...

Income Shocks and Adolescent Mental Health

Baird, Sarah; de Hoop, Jacobus; Ozler, Berk
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
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In this paper, the authors investigate the effect of positive income shocks on the mental health of adolescent girls using experimental evidence from a cash transfer program in Malawi. They find that the provision of monthly cash transfers had a strong beneficial impact on the mental health of school-age girls during the two-year intervention. Among baseline schoolgirls who were offered unconditional cash transfers, the likelihood of suffering from psychological distress was 38 percent lower than the control group, while the same figure was 17 percent if the cash transfers offers were made conditional on regular school attendance. The authors find no impact on the mental health of girls who had already dropped out of school at baseline. The beneficial effects of cash transfers were limited to the intervention period and dissipated quickly after the program ended.

The Economic Participation of Adolescent Girls and Young Women : Why Does It Matter?

Morrison, Andrew; Sabarwal, Shwetlena
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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This note summarizes available research on the impact of schooling and employment of adolescent girls and young women on earnings and poverty reduction, demographic outcomes, child development outcomes, and female empowerment. It identifies key implications of this research for the formulation of public policy.

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Burkina Faso

Cortez, Rafael; Bowser, Diana; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen; Ousmane Diadie, Haidara
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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Today s adolescents and youth face substantial physical, social, legal, and economic barriers to meeting their SRH potential. Key factors underlying these issues are a lack of adolescent SRH (ASRH) policies and access to accessible, affordable, and appropriate health services. The impact that these factors have on adolescent health and development is clearly seen in Burkina Faso. Burkinabè adolescent girls face high adolescent fertility rates, early and forced marriage, an increased risk of maternal mortality, and a high unmet need for contraception, among others. Adding to this issue is a lack of access to education, basic health information, and SRH services, contributing to a lack of awareness and knowledge about SRH and traditional and harmful gender stereotypes. The objectives of the study were to understand the impact that structural and proximal determinants have on access to ASRH services and health outcomes; and the impact that recently implemented policies and programs have on ASRH.

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Maltreatment and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Use Among African-American and Hispanic Adolescent Girls

Gray, Calonie Marie Kelli
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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Maltreatment experienced in childhood or adolescence is a known risk factor for later problem alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) use (Bailey & McCloskey, 2005; Shin, Edwards, Heeren, 2009). A growing body of empirical work has found significant associations between adolescent girls’ AOD use and maltreatment experiences. However, questions remain as to how this relation unfolds with African-American and Hispanic adolescent girls. Guided by four relational models that have been proposed in the literature, this study examined the links between maltreatment, trauma symptoms, and alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) problems in a sample of 170 African-American and Hispanic adolescent girls who were participants in a school-based AOD use intervention. Results of this study revealed that maltreatment experiences (physical and emotional abuse) were positively related to trauma symptoms, which were positively related to AOD problem severity, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependency, drug abuse, and drug dependency. Perceived discrimination moderated this relation between sexual abuse and trauma symptoms, such that more perceived discrimination resulted in a stronger effect of sexual abuse on trauma symptoms. Ethnic identity moderated the relation between sexual abuse and AOD problem severity...

The Spirit of Boldness; Lessons from the World Bank’s Adolescent Girls Initiative

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Working Paper; Publications & Research :: Working Paper; Publications & Research
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The adolescent girl’s initiative (AGI) was motivated by the idea that vocational training and youth employment programs tailored to the needs of girls and young women can improve the economic empowerment and agency. By putting that idea into practice in a number of ways, the AGI pilots are making it possible to learn about the demand for such programs and whether in their current form they are a feasible and (in some cases) cost-effective means of meeting their objectives. Adolescent females in lower-income countries face a difficult environment in their path toward economic empowerment, a critical dimension of adulthood. Females, especially from low-income countries, want to participate in programs to support their economic empowerment. Effective programs shared certain features that made it possible for them to reach adolescent girls and young women and successfully assess and impart the skills that they needed.

The Impact of an Adolescent Girls Employment Program : The EPAG Project in Liberia

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Dala T., Jr.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
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This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. The EPAG project was launched by the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development in 2009 with the goal of increasing the employment and income of 2,500 young Liberian women by providing livelihood and life skills training and facilitating their transition to productive work. The analysis in this paper is based on data collected during two rounds of quantitative surveys in 2010 and 2011, the second of which was conducted six months after the classroom-based phase of the training program ended. Strong impacts are found on the employment and earnings outcomes of program participants, relative to a control group of non-participants. The EPAG program increased employment by 47 percent and earnings by 80 percent. In addition, the impact evaluation documents positive effects on a variety of empowerment measures, including access to money, self-confidence, and anxiety about circumstances and the future. The evaluation finds no net impact on fertility or sexual behavior. At the household level...

Measuring the economic gain of investing in girls : the girl effect dividend

Chaaban, Jad; Cunningham, Wendy
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Although girls are approximately half the youth population in developing countries, they contribute less than their potential to the economy. The objective of this paper is to quantify the opportunity cost of girls' exclusion from productive employment with the hope that stark figures will lead policymakers to reconsider the current underinvestment in girls. The paper explores the linkages between investing in girls and potential increases in national income by examining three widely prevalent aspects of adolescent girls' lives: early school dropout, teenage pregnancy and joblessness. The countries included in the analysis are: Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The authors use secondary data to allow for some comparability across countries. They find that investing in girls so that they would complete the next level of education would lead to lifetime earnings of today's cohort of girls that is equivalent to up to 68 percent of annual gross domestic product. When adjusting for ability bias and labor demand elasticities...

Bullying in the Same-Sex Friendships of Young Adolescent Girls: A Qualitative Study

Stiller, Sajah
Fonte: Brock University Publicador: Brock University
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This qualitative, narrative study explored the bullying experiences of young adolescent girls within their same-sex dyadic and group friendships. The participants were 5 female students, ages 11 and 12 years old, from 1 private, religious school in southern Ontario. Each girl participated in an audiotaped, 30-minute, personal interview based on an unstructured interview protocol. Interview transcripts were analyzed for bullying behaviors using Marini and Dane's (2008) subtypes of bullying, including the form, function, and involvement in bullying. Interview transcripts were also analyzed for common and emerging themes using aspects of L. M., Brown and Gilligan's (1992) "Listener's Guide." The findings of this study suggested that within their same-sex friendships girls assume the roles of all participants in bullying, including bullies, victims, bystanders, and bully-victims. The findings also suggested that bullying behaviors within young adolescent girls' same-sex friendships are mainly indirect in their mode of attack and that they are both proactive and reactive. The bully behaviors identified in this study were used to inform the major themes or salient features within the dynamics of girls' same-sex friendships also identified. These themes included acceptance...

In Parables: The Narrative Selves of Adolescent Girls

Huntly, Alyson C.
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 1246539 bytes; application/pdf
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I began with an interest in what makes a difference for girls who face challenging circumstances: What helps them to develop sturdy, resilient, and resistant selves? What role does narrative play in this process? I set in motion a process of storytelling and reflecting by inviting girls and women to share stories together—their own stories, fictional narratives, and myths. The participants had faced particular challenges in adolescence, including economic hardship; disrupted social or family circumstances; mental health; abuse; or trauma. The girls and women had differing racialized, class, cultural, social, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. Drawing on the work of biblical scholars who understand Jesus’ parables as poetic metaphor, I identified 11 aspects of parables that helped me to hear and interpret girls’ stories: participation, difficulty, metaphor, fractals, truth, emergence, performance, possibility, power, wisdom, and beauty. Listening with a parabolic ear, I came to experience girls’ storytelling selves as participatory, metaphorical, fractal, truthful, and emergent; I observed girls’ selves as artistic practices that are embodied performances of their wisdom, power, and beauty. And I discovered how such performances of the self create enlarged spaces of possibility for girls in the face of life’s difficulty. I discovered that storytelling selves are girls’ power—power realized as storytelling...

Eight Novice PHE Teachers' Perceptions of Engaging Adolescent Girls in Their Classrooms

Tino, CAITLIN
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
EN; EN
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This qualitative study aimed to understand how new secondary school teachers (in years 0-5) approach the teaching of adolescent females in their physical education classes. As there is a significantly greater decline in the enrollment of adolescent females participating in physical education compared to males once the choice to participate becomes elective, Physical and Health Education (PHE) teachers are challenged in their teaching and assessment practice to motivate adolescent girls. Eight PHE teachers (four female, four male) were interviewed about their approaches in physical education classes with a particular emphasis on their interactions with adolescent girls. These teachers relied largely on their cumulative life experiences prior to entering teacher education to structure their classrooms. While these PHE teachers had some understanding about adolescent girl behaviour within their classrooms, they were not deliberate in their teaching and assessment practices for this population. They tended to view their practices through a gender-neutral lens (“gender blindness”), while holding gender stereotypes about motivations of girls and boys. The findings from the study highlight the complexity of addressing the needs of adolescent girls in PHE...

Examining Means of Reaching Adolescent Girls for Iron Supplementation in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Mulugeta, Afework; Tessema, Masresha; H/sellasie, Kiday; Seid, Omer; Kidane, Gebremedhin; Kebede, Aweke
Fonte: MDPI Publicador: MDPI
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 02/11/2015 EN
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Background: Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency in adolescent girls from the developing world. One of the recommended interventions to improve iron status in adolescent girls is iron supplementation. Yet the provision of iron supplements to adolescent girls proved to be a challenging task for the health systems across the developing world. Objective: The objective of the study was to examine means of reaching adolescent girls for iron supplementation in Northern Ethiopia. Methodology: Analytical cross-sectional study consisting of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis was used in this study. Stratified multi-stage systematic random sampling technique was adopted and primary quantitative data were collected from 828 (578 school attending and 250 non school attending) adolescent girls recruited from nine districts of Tigray. The primary quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 software. The qualitative data collected through key informant interviews and focus group discussions were transcribed verbatim and qualitatively analyzed. Results: The mean (SD) age of the girls was 16.7 (1.4) years. Four hundred forty seven (54%), 355 (42.9%) and 26 (3.1%) of the adolescent girls had low...

Adolescentes do sexo feminino: família, grupo de pares e relações afetivas; Adolescent girls: family, peer group and affective relations

Romanelli, Geraldo; Prieto, Daniela Iglesias de Castro
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/01/2002 POR
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A partir de pesquisa realizada com dez adolescentes do sexo feminino das camadas médias de Ribeirão Preto-SP, este trabalho analisa a constituição da identidade de gênero dessas adolescentes, suas relações com a família e com o grupo de pares e os vínculos afetivos com parceiros com os quais se fica e com namorados. A análise dos dados sugere que apesar da mudança nos padrões culturais e da nova posição assumida pelas mulheres, a constituição da identidade de gênero das adolescentes é marcada por ambigüidades em torno dos papéis femininos, o que contribui para que elas incorporem essas mesmas ambigüidades em sua conduta.; On the basis of a survey of middle-class adolescent girls from Ribeirão Preto, the present study analyzes the constitution of gender identity of these girls, their relations with family and with peer group and the affective ties with occasional or steady boy friends. Analysis of the data suggests that, despite the change in cultural patterns and of the new positions of women, the constitution of gender identity of girls is marked by ambiguities about female roles, a fact that causes these girls to incorporate these same ambiguities into their behavior.

Adolescentes do sexo feminino: família, grupo de pares e relações afetivas; Adolescent girls: family, peer group and affective relations

Romanelli, Geraldo; Prieto, Daniela Iglesias de Castro
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/01/2002 POR
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On the basis of a survey of middle-class adolescent girls from Ribeirão Preto, the present study analyzes the constitution of gender identity of these girls, their relations with family and with peer group and the affective ties with occasional or steady boy friends. Analysis of the data suggests that, despite the change in cultural patterns and of the new positions of women, the constitution of gender identity of girls is marked by ambiguities about female roles, a fact that causes these girls to incorporate these same ambiguities into their behavior.; A partir de pesquisa realizada com dez adolescentes do sexo feminino das camadas médias de Ribeirão Preto-SP, este trabalho analisa a constituição da identidade de gênero dessas adolescentes, suas relações com a família e com o grupo de pares e os vínculos afetivos com parceiros com os quais se fica e com namorados. A análise dos dados sugere que apesar da mudança nos padrões culturais e da nova posição assumida pelas mulheres, a constituição da identidade de gênero das adolescentes é marcada por ambigüidades em torno dos papéis femininos, o que contribui para que elas incorporem essas mesmas ambigüidades em sua conduta.

Revealing the Power: New Creation Epistemology for Adolescent Girls

Peck-McClain, Emily Anne
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Dissertação
Publicado em //2015
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Adolescent girls need a meaningful and liberative theological lens for interpreting their lives. I argue that a close reading of Romans 6-8 offers this lens because of Paul’s apocalyptic understanding of the present time, the implications of the crucifixion of Christ, and the promise of the coming new creation. I additionally argue that critical liberative pedagogical strategies enable girls to see from this new perspective with the help of adults, particularly adult women, in their communities of faith.

Adolescent girls are subjected to different layers of oppression in the United States. They are given no voice and no vote in the public sphere. Their silence is assumed by their churches as well. Additionally, all girls struggle against sexism. Racism, classism, sizism, and heterosexism also impact some girls. Girls experience prejudice related to all these areas of oppression in their lives in personal ways. Pauline apocalypticism offers a way to understand these experiences and how they occur in order to liberate girls from taking responsibility for the ways others objectify them.

Using conversational interviews based on the work of Elliot Mishler, I spoke with 24 girls who are active in United Methodist Churches in the New York Annual Conference. I then did a close exegetical reading of Romans 6-8...

Non-clinical adolescent girls at risk of eating disorder: under-reporters or restrained eaters?

Babio,N.; Canals,J.; Fernández-Ballart,J.; Arija,V.
Fonte: Nutrición Hospitalaria Publicador: Nutrición Hospitalaria
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
Publicado em 01/02/2008 ENG
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Background: To evaluate the plausibility of self-reported energy intake, Goldberg et al proposed a technique to identify the miss-reporters. Subjects: After screening2,967 adolescents by EAT-40 test, 132 at risk of ED and 151 as a control group were studied. Aim: To determine whether subjects at risk of eating disorders that are identified as under reporters can be considered as UR or in turn as restrained eaters. Methods: We determined dietary energy intake, body mass index, body satisfaction, physical activity, psychopathology, dietary restraint factor, weight loss and diagnoses of eating disorders. We applied Goldberg's equations to identify under reporters. Results: 40.9% of girls at risk of eating disorders were identified as under reporters and only 7.3% were in the control group. A total of 64.4% of the Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified were under reporters. The body mass index of under reporters was significantly higher than in the other of subjects regardless of whether they were at risk of eating disorders. Girls at risk of eating disorders and under reporter had significantly lower body satisfaction than other groups. Multiple logistic regressions in all subjects showed that the risk of being UR was associated with an increase in the body mass index...

HIV-related sexual risk behaviours among late-adolescent Jamaican girls with older male partners

Wood,EB
Fonte: West Indian Medical Journal Publicador: West Indian Medical Journal
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/07/2010 EN
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OBJECTIVE: To describe HIV-related sexual risk behaviours among late-adolescent Jamaican girls and examine whether having an age-discordant male sexual partner (> 2 years older) was associated with a decrease in condom use at last coitus. METHODS: Utilizing an expanded Theory of Planned Behaviour, a survey was designed to capture HIV-related sexual risk behaviours. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the final sample of one hundred and eighty-four late-adolescent girls (18-21 years) in Kingston, Jamaica. RESULTS: At first coitus, 70.3 per cent of the survey participants had done so with an older partner. At the time of the survey, 58.7 per cent of the sample reported being in an age-discordant relationship, with age differences between 2 and 39 years. While only 12 per cent of the sample reported having more than one sexual partner, 40 per cent of the sample reported that their older male partner had multiple sexual partners. Slightly more than half (58%) of late-adolescent girls reported condom use at last coitus. No significant differences were found in condom use between girls who had age-discordant partners and girls who had similar aged-partners. CONCLUSION: Sexual relationships with older male partners are common among late-adolescent Jamaican girls...