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Unga som sexuellt debuterat före eller i nionde klass - psykisk hälsa, svåra händelser i uppväxten och sexuella riskbeteenden

Birgersson Thell, Anette LU (2015) PPTS06 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Aim: This study investigated the relationship between sexual debut at the age of 15 years of age and psychological health, difficult life experiences and sexual risk taking behaviour.
Methods: A sample of 77 Swedish 15 year old students completed a survey about sexuality, psychological health and difficult life experiences.
Results: Those who had their sexual debut at 15 years of age or younger had not experienced more difficulties in life or had a poorer psychological health than the reference group. There was a significant difference between the groups regarding sexual interest/knowledge where those who had debuted sexually masturbated more, had more unprotected sex and seemed to be more occupied by sexual thoughts as they reported... (More)
Aim: This study investigated the relationship between sexual debut at the age of 15 years of age and psychological health, difficult life experiences and sexual risk taking behaviour.
Methods: A sample of 77 Swedish 15 year old students completed a survey about sexuality, psychological health and difficult life experiences.
Results: Those who had their sexual debut at 15 years of age or younger had not experienced more difficulties in life or had a poorer psychological health than the reference group. There was a significant difference between the groups regarding sexual interest/knowledge where those who had debuted sexually masturbated more, had more unprotected sex and seemed to be more occupied by sexual thoughts as they reported that they commented sex more than their peers both when accompanied by adult and peers.
Discussion: The results indicate that adolescents who had debuted sexually had a greater interest in sex in general and a somewhat risk full sexual behavior. We need to find new ways to minimize the possible damages from sexual risk taking behavior in adolescents. (Less)
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Birgersson Thell, Anette LU
supervisor
organization
course
PPTS06 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
neglect and sexual risk behavior adolescents, sexuality, sexual development, trauma and sexual risk behavior, sexualitet, sexuell utveckling, omsorgssvikt och sexuella riskbeteende hos tonåringar, trauma och sexuellt riskbeteende
language
Swedish
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5432454
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2015-06-01 08:04:44
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2015-06-01 08:04:44
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  abstract     = {Aim: This study investigated the relationship between sexual debut at the age of 15 years of age and psychological health, difficult life experiences and sexual risk taking behaviour.
Methods: A sample of 77 Swedish 15 year old students completed a survey about sexuality, psychological health and difficult life experiences.
Results: Those who had their sexual debut at 15 years of age or younger had not experienced more difficulties in life or had a poorer psychological health than the reference group. There was a significant difference between the groups regarding sexual interest/knowledge where those who had debuted sexually masturbated more, had more unprotected sex and seemed to be more occupied by sexual thoughts as they reported that they commented sex more than their peers both when accompanied by adult and peers.
Discussion: The results indicate that adolescents who had debuted sexually had a greater interest in sex in general and a somewhat risk full sexual behavior. We need to find new ways to minimize the possible damages from sexual risk taking behavior in adolescents.},
  author       = {Birgersson Thell, Anette},
  keyword      = {neglect and sexual risk behavior adolescents,sexuality,sexual development,trauma and sexual risk behavior,sexualitet,sexuell utveckling,omsorgssvikt och sexuella riskbeteende hos tonåringar,trauma och sexuellt riskbeteende},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga som sexuellt debuterat före eller i nionde klass - psykisk hälsa, svåra händelser i uppväxten och sexuella riskbeteenden},
  year         = {2015},
}