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Urban Adolescents and Sexual Risk Taking

Hiršl-Hećej, V.; Štulhofer, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: Collegium antropologicum, volume 25, issue 1 (issn: 0350-6134, eissn: 1848-9486, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Anthropological Society
Abstract
The paper analyzes socio-cultural and psychosocial factors affecting sexual activities and related risk-taking behaviors in Croatian high-school students. It attempts to determine the correlates of sexual activity, early sexual initiation, the number of sexual partners, and the use of contraceptives and condoms. Due to the gender-specific trajectories of sexual socialization and initiation, all the analyses were carried out separately for female and male students. The results point out gender-specific structure of adolescent sexual risk-taking, clustering of risk-taking activities, and the habitual character of sexual risk-taking. These findings should be instru...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
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