To determine whether sexually active adolescent males who report being the victim of forced sexual contact and engaging in health risk and problem behaviors are more likely to report getting someone pregnant.
In 1995,4159 students in Grades 9-12 in 59 randomly selected public high schools in Massachusetts were anonymously surveyed using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
Data were analyzed for 824 sexually active males.
Demographic variables and indicators of sexual behavior, pregnancy, violence, and suicide were assessed.
Data were analyzed with multiple logistic regression.
A total of 12.0% of sexually active males reported having been involved in a pregnancy.
The proportion of males who reported getting a partner pregnant increased with age.
Of the sample, 8.1% gave a history of having had sexual contact against their will.
Of those who reported forced sexual contact, 36.4% reported having been involved in a pregnancy ; of the males who did not report a history of forced sexual contact, 9.4% were involved in a pregnancy (CV=0.23 ; p<0.00001).
Based on multiple logistic regression, forced sexual contact [odds ratio (OR) 3.56 ; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.79-7.09], frequency of weapon carrying on school property (OR 1.39 ; 95% CI 1.18-1.64), number of cigarettes smoked per day (OR 1.22 ; 95% CI 1.08-1.38), number of sexual partners in the previous 3 months (OR 1.43 ; 95% CI 1.25-1.65), and condom nonuse at last intercourse (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation sexuelle, Facteur risque, Gestation, Adolescent, Homme, Mâle, Antécédent, Abus sexuel, Comportement, Santé, Prise risque, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual intercourse, Risk factor, Pregnancy, Adolescent, Human, Male, Antecedent, Sexual abuse, Behavior, Health, Risk taking, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0055271
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.