What do sexually active adolescent females say about relationship issues?
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Many sexually active teenagers face risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. The purpose of our study was to gain an understanding about influences on condom use among sexually active adolescents in relationships. Data were collected through semi-structured openended interviews. The findings of this study suggest that many adolescents desired the love of a male partner, and were willing to concede to his request of practicing unprotected sex. Findings support the urgent need for interventions that will promote skill-building techniques to negotiate safer sex behaviors among youth who are most likely to be exposed to STIs through risky behaviors.

Author(s): 
Bralock, Anita
Koniak-Griffin, Deborah
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Pediatr Nurs
Publication Date: 
2009-04
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
131-140
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1532-8449
DOI: 
10.1016/j.pedn.2008.02.036
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 19268234

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Anita Bralock and Deborah Koniak-Griffin. 2009-04. "What do sexually active adolescent females say about relationship issues?." Journal of Pediatric Nursing 24: 2: 131-140. 10.1016/j.pedn.2008.02.036.

Wikipedia Citation

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