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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/68597
Title:
Teenage contraceptive use in Iceland: a gender perspective
Authors:
Bender, Soley S; Kosunen, Elise
Citation:
Public Health Nurs. 2005, 22(1):17-26
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2005
Abstract:
Different gender beliefs toward contraception may affect contraceptive use among teenagers and need to be explored for the development of sexuality education and services aimed at this age group. A cross-sectional national survey was conducted. A random sample of 1,405 sexually active teenagers, 1,181 girls, and 224 boys was studied. One quarter of the girls and one fifth of the boys had often/always used unsafe methods (withdrawal and natural methods), and about one third of the teenagers used contraceptive methods sporadically or not at all. Generally, teenage girls had more positive beliefs toward use of contraceptives, more positive friends, and more supportive parents regarding contraception than boys. Both genders were more likely to use contraceptives if they recognized the seriousness of pregnancy and easiness of making contraceptive plans. Additionally, teenage girls were more likely to use contraceptives if they were older at the time of sexual debut, were in a steady sexual relationship, considered contraceptive services good, believed in not taking chances, and their parents knew about their contraceptive use. Preventive strategies must primarily target those teenagers who start sexual debut early, are not in a steady relationship, and are not receiving parental support.
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dc.contributor.authorBender, Soley S-
dc.contributor.authorKosunen, Elise-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-19T15:45:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-19T15:45:59Z-
dc.date.issued2005-01-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-04-19-
dc.identifier.citationPublic Health Nurs. 2005, 22(1):17-26en
dc.identifier.issn0737-1209-
dc.identifier.pmid15670321-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.0737-1209.2005.22104.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/68597-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractDifferent gender beliefs toward contraception may affect contraceptive use among teenagers and need to be explored for the development of sexuality education and services aimed at this age group. A cross-sectional national survey was conducted. A random sample of 1,405 sexually active teenagers, 1,181 girls, and 224 boys was studied. One quarter of the girls and one fifth of the boys had often/always used unsafe methods (withdrawal and natural methods), and about one third of the teenagers used contraceptive methods sporadically or not at all. Generally, teenage girls had more positive beliefs toward use of contraceptives, more positive friends, and more supportive parents regarding contraception than boys. Both genders were more likely to use contraceptives if they recognized the seriousness of pregnancy and easiness of making contraceptive plans. Additionally, teenage girls were more likely to use contraceptives if they were older at the time of sexual debut, were in a steady sexual relationship, considered contraceptive services good, believed in not taking chances, and their parents knew about their contraceptive use. Preventive strategies must primarily target those teenagers who start sexual debut early, are not in a steady relationship, and are not receiving parental support.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Scientific Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0737-1209.2005.22104.xen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavioren
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen
dc.subject.meshContraceptionen
dc.subject.meshContraception Behavioren
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshModels, Statisticalen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.titleTeenage contraceptive use in Iceland: a gender perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Nursing, Univeresity of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. ssb@hi.esen
dc.identifier.journalPublic health nursing (Boston, Mass.)en

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