Having a good relationship with their mother: a protective factor against sexual risk behavior among adolescent females?

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serval:BIB_C6250BA21CFF
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Having a good relationship with their mother: a protective factor against sexual risk behavior among adolescent females?
Journal
Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
Author(s)
Parera N., Surís J.C.
ISSN
1083-3188
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
4
Pages
267-71
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess whether having a good relationship with their mother was a protective factor against risky sexual behavior for female adolescents and whether it was independent of family structure. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of in-school adolescents aged 14-19 years. SETTING: Catalonia, in northeast Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 3677 females divided according on whether they had a good (n=3335) or a bad (n=342) relationship with their mother. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates of sexual activity and sexual behavior. RESULTS: Adolescents in the good relationship group were significantly younger, more likely to live in an intact family, to have a good relationship with their father and siblings, and to talk about sexuality and their partner with their mother. They were also less likely to have ever had sexual intercourse. Among those sexually experienced, they were significantly older at first intercourse and less likely to have multiple partners or a history of STI. After adjusting for potential confounders, females in the good relationship group were less likely to be sexually active and to have had multiple partners, independently of family structure. CONCLUSIONS: Having a good relationship with their mother is a protective factor against sexual intercourse and having multiple sexual partners independently of family structure. Communication between generations and having a good relationship with their father and siblings also play an important role.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Mother-Child Relations, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Sexual Behavior, Spain
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