Sexuality and contraception in adolescents from Barcelona, Spain

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_DD1FDECC3DAC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Sexuality and contraception in adolescents from Barcelona, Spain
Périodique
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Auteur(s)
Parera  N., Suris  J. C.
ISSN
1083-3188 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/1997
Volume
10
Numéro
3
Pages
153-7
Notes
Journal Article --- Old month value: Aug
Résumé
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the sexual behavior and contraception use among a sample of high school and vocational school adolescents in Barcelona, Spain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A random sample of 3139 students, aged 14 to 19 years, living in the city of Barcelona, were surveyed by means of an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire. SPSS/PC+ was used for statistical analysis. Significance criterion was set at 0.01. MAIN RESULTS: 13% of the students had previously participated in sexual intercourse; percentages between the sexes was equal. Frequency increased with age. Boys had their first experience at a significantly earlier age, but girls participated in sexual intercourse more often. The majority of adolescents used condoms as their primary contraceptive method; seven (3.3%) of the sexually active girls had been pregnant, and two (1%) boys had caused their partners to become pregnant. CONCLUSIONS: The rate of sexual activity among adolescents in Barcelona is low compared with those in both European and American studies. However, a higher rate of condom use is observed.
Mots-clé
Adolescent *Adolescent Behavior Adult Condoms/utilization Contraception Behavior/*statistics & numerical data Cross-Sectional Studies Female Humans Pregnancy Sexual Behavior/*statistics & numerical data Spain
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