Gender matters: Constructing a model of adolescent sexual health

  title={Gender matters: Constructing a model of adolescent sexual health},
  author={Deborah L. Tolman and Meg I. Striepe and Tricia Harmon},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={12 - 4}
This article illustrates the construction of a new model of adolescent sexual health, one that addresses the complex relationships between gender and adolescent sexuality. A review of sexual health models highlights the absence of gender; in contrast, research illuminates the significance of gender. This article describes the process of building a model of sexual health explicitly for girls, guided by feminist research on adolescent girls' sexuality and a “web of theories.” It also describes… 

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