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  1. Fulltext. Childhood victimization and subsequent risk for promiscuity, prostitution, and teenage pregnancy : A prospective study.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined the extent to which being abused and/or neglected in childhood increases a person's risk for promiscuity, prostitution, and teenage pregnancy.

    Methods

    A prospective cohorts design was used to match, on the basis of age, race, sex, and social class, cases of abused and/or neglected children from 1967 to 1971 with nonabused and nonneglected children ; subjects were followed into young adulthood.

    From 1989 to 1995,1196 subjects (676 abused and/or neglected and 520 controls subjects) were located and interviewed.

    Results

    Early childhood abuse and/or neglect was a significant predictor of prostitution for females (odds rat [OR]=2.96).

    Females, sexual abuse (OR=2.54) and neglect (OR=2.58) were associated with prostitution, whereas physical abuse was only marginally associated.

    Childhood abuse and neglect were not associated with increased risk for promiscuity or teenage pregnancy.

    Conclusions

    These findings strongly support a relationship between childhood victimization and subsequent prostitution.

    The presumed causal sequence between childhood victimization and teenage pregnancy may need to be reevaluated.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Enfant maltraité, Abus sexuel, Prostitution, Gestation, Adolescent, Homme, Comportement sexuel, Facteur risque, Adulte jeune, Victimologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Child abuse, Sexual abuse, Prostitution, Pregnancy, Adolescent, Human, Sexual behavior, Risk factor, Young adult, Victimology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0030967

    Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 21/05/1997.