Heterosexual risk behaviour among young teenagers in Scotland

Henderson, M., Wight, D., Raab, G., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Hart, G. and Scott, S. (2002) Heterosexual risk behaviour among young teenagers in Scotland. Journal of Adolescence, 25(5), pp. 483-494. (doi:10.1006/jado.2002.0493)

Henderson, M., Wight, D., Raab, G., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Hart, G. and Scott, S. (2002) Heterosexual risk behaviour among young teenagers in Scotland. Journal of Adolescence, 25(5), pp. 483-494. (doi:10.1006/jado.2002.0493)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jado.2002.0493

Abstract

This paper provides the first detailed data on the heterosexual sexual experience of a large sample of 14-year-olds in Scotland. The paper investigates the prevalence, nature and correlates of early heterosexual intercourse, and the extent and correlates of condom use. Questionnaires were administered in 24 schools under examination conditions (N=7630). Eighteen per cent of boys and 15% of girls reported having had intercourse. Sixty per cent reported condoms were "used throughout". The most important correlate of sexual experience was low level of parental monitoring; the key predictor for condom use was whether or not the respondent talked to their partner about protection before having sexual intercourse.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wight, Professor Daniel and Henderson, Dr Marion and Buston, Dr Katie
Authors: Henderson, M., Wight, D., Raab, G., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Hart, G., and Scott, S.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Adolescence
ISSN:0140-1971

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