publication . Article . 2001

Dating Violence and the Sexual Health of Black Adolescent Females

Gina M. Wingood; Donna Hubbard McCree; Kathy Harrington; Susan L. Davies; Ralph J. DiClemente;
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  • Published: 01 May 2001 Journal: PEDIATRICS, volume 107, pages e72-e72 (issn: 0031-4005, eissn: 1098-4275, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the association between having a history of dating violence and the sexual health of adolescent females. METHODS: Black adolescent females (n = 522) completed a survey that assessed dating violence, defined as ever having a physically abusive boyfriend, and an interview that assessed sexual behaviors. RESULTS: Dating violence was reported by 18.4% of adolescents (n = 96). Adolescents with a history of dating violence were, in the past 6 months, 2.8 times more likely to have a sexually transmitted disease, 2.8 times more likely to have nonmonogamous male partners, and half as likely to use condoms consistently. Furthermore, adolesce...
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