This study investigated factors associated with the sexual experiences of 523 underprivileged Mexican adolescents.
Approximately 41% of the males and 24% of the females were sexually active, with more than half not using contraceptives.
Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that sexual activity was strongly associated with age, knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases, and attitudes toward sexuality.
Positive affective responsiveness in the family was associated with sexual activity and number of sexual partners.
Family problem solving and roles were also associated with sexual activity.
The use of contraceptives was negatively related to affective involvement between parents, and being a victim of sexual abuse was negatively associated with number of persons in the family.
These findings support the notion that affective environment within the family is a factor in adolescent sexuality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Facteur risque, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Personnalité, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Sexually transmitted disease, Risk factor, Family environment, Social environment, Personality, Mexico, Central America, America, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0456554
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 22/03/2000.