Sexual violence and youth in South Africa: the need for community-based prevention interventions.

@article{Petersen2005SexualVA,
  title={Sexual violence and youth in South Africa: the need for community-based prevention interventions.},
  author={Inge Petersen and Arvin Bhana and Mary Mckay},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1233-48}
}
OBJECTIVES South Africa is reported to have one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world, with adolescent girls between the ages of 12-17 being particularly at risk. Given that adolescence is considered a critical developmental period for establishing normative sexual behavior, this study explored multiple levels of risk influences that render adolescent girls vulnerable to becoming victims of sexual violence and adolescent boys vulnerable to becoming perpetrators of such abuse in… CONTINUE READING

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