Adolescent sexuality and sexual behavior

@article{Feldmann2002AdolescentSA,
  title={Adolescent sexuality and sexual behavior},
  author={Jennifer M Feldmann and Amy B. Middleman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={489-493}
}
Purpose of review Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and physical, as well as cognitive, development. It is within this context that adolescent sexual development and sexual behavior occur. While curiosity and experimentation are normal, sexual behaviors, both coital and non-coital, place adolescents at risk for undesired consequences including sexually transmitted disease acquisition and pregnancy. Trends in adolescent sexual behavior are changing, and health care professionals must be… Expand
The Sexual Health of Adolescents
Sexuality is essential to adolescent development. It is often expressed through thoughts, feelings, and desires and experienced through sexual behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Sexual healthExpand
Adolescent Sexual Health and Sexuality Education
The sexual health needs of adolescents have been a central focus of the public health community. Adolescence is a unique time of physical and psychological growth and, for many, a time when sexualExpand
Sexual attitudes and risk-taking behaviors of high school students in Turkey.
TLDR
Differences found between gender groups regarding attitudes and behaviors reflect the social structure in Turkey and may be helpful in producing effective solutions for improving education and preventive health care. Expand
A Latent Class Analysis of Behavioral and Psychosocial Dimensions of Adolescent Sexuality: Exploring Race Differences
TLDR
Examination of patterns of adolescent sexuality revealed that youth may exhibit similar sexual behaviors but vary on psychosocial dimensions, including sexual self-efficacy, knowledge, and views about sex, and highlighted the need for research on multiple aspects of adolescent sexual experiences to understand linkages with later outcomes and group differences. Expand
Sexual and reproductive health in HIV-positive adolescents
Adolescents grow to experience both emotional and sexual changes that occur at this stage in life. During this stage, these adolescents have increased experimentation, including sexuality, thisExpand
The Effects of Sexual Expectancies on Early Sexualized Behavior Among Urban Minority Youth
TLDR
Social workers formulating sexual health promotion and HIV prevention programs for racial/ethnic minority young adolescents should focus on personal/parental and romantic/peer expectancies in favor of negative expectancies regarding academic/career achievement, pregnancy, and HIV. Expand
Teenage pregnancy and associated risk behaviors among sexually abused adolescents.
TLDR
Teenage pregnancy risk is strongly linked to sexual abuse, especially for males and those who have experienced both incest and nonfamilial abuse, and the pregnancy prevention needs of these groups must be adequately addressed. Expand
Premarital Sex Behavior Among Adolescent: The Influence of Subjective Norms and Perceived Behavioral Control Toward Attitudes of High School Student
Introduction: Modernization has brought shifts in social norms especially in adolescents, including their sexual behavior. Girls between the ages 15-19 about 38 million were at risk of pregnancy, 21Expand
Sexual Education: A Case Study of an Adolescent with a Diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified and Intellectual Disability
The transition from adolescence to adulthood may be a challenging period for all young people, yet, for youth with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) it may present some additional challenges.Expand
Improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health. A view from Australia: learning from world's best practice.
TLDR
This paper reviews adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Australia in comparison with international data, and examines the systemic, social and cultural factors that influence it. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
Sexual Initiation: Predictors and Developmental Trends
TLDR
Prevention programs should include a focus on familial characteristics and susceptibility to peer norms, and they should be conducted with sensitivity to the developmental changes in intimate relationships that occur during adolescence. Expand
Pediatricians and gay and lesbian youth.
  • E. Perrin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Pediatrics in review
  • 1996
TLDR
The Epidemiology of Adolescent Homosexuality PREVALENCE Sexual orientation refers to an individual's pattern of physical and emotional arousal toward other persons, and many homosexual individuals, especially during adolescence, participate in heterosexual behavior and relationships. Expand
Gender differences in health and risk behaviors among bisexual and homosexual adolescents.
TLDR
Gender is a substantive source of variation in health and risk behaviors among bisexual and homosexual adolescents and health care providers should incorporate gender-specific approaches to health promotion and risk reduction with young people who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Expand
The sexual practices of adolescent virgins: genital sexual activities of high school students who have never had vaginal intercourse.
TLDR
Few high school-aged virgins engaged in anal intercourse, but many engaged in other genital sexual activities that can transmit disease, and all can indicate a need for counseling about sexual decision making, risk, and prevention. Expand
Early sexual initiation and subsequent sex-related risks among urban minority youth: the reach for health study.
CONTEXT Since the 1980s, the age at which U.S. teenagers, especially minority youth, begin having sex has decreased. There is limited information on the relationship between early sexual initiationExpand
Preventing sexual risk behaviors among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: the benefits of gay-sensitive HIV instruction in schools.
TLDR
The findings document increased risk behaviors among GLB youths and demonstrate the potential benefits of providing gay-sensitive HIV instruction in schools. Expand
Demography of sexual orientation in adolescents.
TLDR
The findings suggest an unfolding of sexual identity during adolescence, influenced by sexual experience and demographic factors, which diminished in successively older age groups, with corresponding increases in heterosexual and homosexual affiliation. Expand
Heterosexual genital sexual activity among adolescent males: 1988 and 1995.
TLDR
Evidence from the National Survey of Adolescent Males showing that a substantial share of male teenagers engage in genital sexual activity beyond vaginal sexual intercourse underlines the importance of monitoring a broad spectrum of sexual behaviors among teenagers. Expand
Parental monitoring: association with adolescents' risk behaviors.
TLDR
The findings demonstrate a consistent pattern of health risk behaviors and adverse biological outcomes associated with less perceived parental monitoring and additional research needs to focus on developing theoretical models that help explain the influence of familial environment on adolescent health. Expand
High Schoolers' Masturbatory Practices: Their Relationship to Sexual Intercourse and Personal Characteristics
TLDR
Young people whose parents provided a more open environment for the discussion of sexuality were more likely to report having masturbated, although the environment had a complex relationship with masturbatory practices as did young people's self-rated physical maturity compared to their peers. Expand
...
1
2
...