Sexual risk-taking can lead to serious consequences.
This study addressed the question of how sexual risk-taking was influenced by unemployment.
A cohort of 1060 adolescents were followed from their last term in compulsory school and five years ahead until the age of 21.
Sexual risk-taking, defined as unprotected intercourse without wishing to conceive, was studied with the help of a questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the period.
For men there was a positive correlation between the length of unemployment and increase in risk-taking during the period, but for women there was a (statistically non-significant) negative correlation.
In a logistic regression analysis, having children also had a significant effect on increased risk-taking among men.
Unemployment thus implies increased sexual risk-taking among adolescent men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chomage, Adolescent, Homme, Prise risque, Comportement sexuel, Sexe, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Etude longitudinale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Unemployment, Adolescent, Human, Risk taking, Sexual behavior, Sex, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Follow up study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0051408
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 14/05/1998.