Gender matters: Constructing a model of adolescent sexual health

@article{Tolman2003GenderMC,
  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},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  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… 

What Does Healthy Sex Look Like among Youth? Towards a Skills-Based Model for Promoting Adolescent Sexuality Development

Sexuality is central in human life, perhaps especially in adolescence when multiple dimensions of change constitute physical, psychological, and social challenges and opportunities for the developing

Parenting and adolescents' sexual health

Although sexual development is a lifelong process, it is especially striking during adolescence. This dissertation contains one literature review and three empirical studies. It provides insight into

Men engaging boys in healthy masculinity through school-based sexual health education

ABSTRACT Young people’s sexual health is a significant concern to parents, educators, health professionals and policy makers in Canada. However, challenges exist with respect to the nature of

Sexual Education, Gender Ideology, and Youth Sexual Empowerment

TLDR
Findings link participation in the sexual education program to more progressive attitudes toward girls and women, less agreement with hegemonic masculinity ideology, and increases in sexual health and resource knowledge.

Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Facts for Policymakers

TLDR
The reproductive and sexual health needs of adolescents differ from those of adults because the body undergoes significant developmental changes, most notably puberty, the bodily changes of sexual maturation, and the formation of sexual identity.

Femininity Ideology and Sexual Health in Young Women: A focus on Sexual Knowledge, Embodiment, and Agency

ABSTRACT Traditional femininity ideology is associated with diminished sexual agency in women; yet we know little about its connection to sexual knowledge or experiences of one's body during sex.

A multidimensional model of sexual health and sexual and prevention behavior among adolescent women.

  • D. HenselJ. Fortenberry
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 2013

Social Considerations Related to Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Empowerment: A Response to Lamb and Peterson

We expand on Lamb and Peterson’s (2011) discussion of the influence of social forces on the development of girls’ sexual empowerment. A predominant message from a variety of media in the U.S. is that

Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health in Youth Programming: Implications of a Positive Youth Development Perspective

Sexual activity may be a part of positive, adaptive youth development, particularly in the later years of adolescence. Through promoting positive youth development (PYD), youth development programs

Sexual development, social oppression, and local culture

  • G. Herdt
  • Psychology, Sociology
    The Sexual Self
  • 2020
This article reviews some of the factors that have created and reproduced intellectual, historical, political, and disciplinary barriers to understanding the contribution of social oppression as a
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 80 REFERENCES

Femininity as a barrier to positive sexual health for adolescent girls.

  • D. Tolman
  • Psychology, Sociology
    Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
  • 1999
TLDR
A statistically significant association was found between early adolescent girls' espousal of more conventional beliefs about femininity and diminished positive sexual health.

Framing the sexual subject : the politics of gender, sexuality, and power

This book is a collection of the work of writers from different disciplines and cultural traditions around the world who explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual

Explaining Diversityin the Development of Same‐Sex Sexuality Among Young Women

This article summarizes findings from two ongoing studies charting the development of 167 adolescent and young adult sexual-minority women. Resultsdocument considerable variation in the quality,

Absences that Matter: Constructions of Sexuality in Studies of Young Women’s Friendships

This article reviews recent research on young women’s friendship groups in western societies, arguing that much of this work has relatively little to say about the sexual and erotic dimension of such

Sex, gender and power: young women's sexuality in the shadow of AIDS

While the incidence of HIV infection and AIDS amongst non drug injecting heterosexuals is currently low in the UK, epidemiological evidence suggests that this situation may be short lived. The sexual

Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire.

Michelle Fine argues that the anti-sex rhetoric surrounding sex education and school-based health clinics does little to enhance the development of sexual responsibility and subjectivity in

Handbook of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

TLDR
This chapter discusses Influences on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health from a historical, social and developmental perspective, as well as technological and Ethical issues affecting women's sexual and reproductive health.

Masculinity Ideology: Its Impact on Adolescent Males' Heterosexual Relationships

Masculinity ideology or acceptance of culturally define standards for male behavior has an impact not only on the sexual and contraceptive behavior of adolescent males but also on the quality of

Development of sexual orientation among adolescent and young adult women.

TLDR
The findings suggest that recollected consistency among prior and current behavior, ideation, and attractions are not systematically associated with sexual orientation among contemporary young women.
...