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Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents.
Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Mar; 43(1):60-5.PS

Abstract

CONTEXT

Partner violence is associated with STDs among female adolescents, but the mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. Sexually coercive and deceptive behaviors of male partners that increase female STD risk may be factors in this relationship.

METHODS

A sample of 356 females aged 14-20 who attended adolescent health clinics in Greater Boston between April and December 2006 were assessed for physical and sexual violence perpetrated by male partners and for exposure to sexual risk factors. Adjusted logistic regression models were used to examine the associations between intimate partner violence and standard sexual risk behaviors (e.g., multiple partnerships) and coercive or deceptive sexual risk factors (e.g., coerced condom nonuse).

RESULTS

More than two-fifths of the sample had experienced intimate partner violence. In adjusted analyses, adolescents reporting intimate partner violence were more likely than others to report standard sexual risk behaviors--multiple partners, anal sex and unprotected anal sex (odds ratios, 1.7-2.2). They also were more likely to report coercive or deceptive sexual risk factors--partner sexual infidelity, fear of requesting condom use, negative consequences of condom request, and coerced condom nonuse (2.9-5.3).

CONCLUSION

The high prevalence of intimate partner violence against young women attending adolescent clinics strongly indicates the need to target this population for abuse-related interventions. This need is underlined by the observed association between partner violence and sexual risk involving coercion or deception by male partners. Clinic-based STD and pregnancy prevention efforts should include assessment of sexual risk factors that are beyond the control of young women, particularly for those experiencing abuse.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. jsilverm@hsph.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21388506

Citation

Silverman, Jay G., et al. "Coercive Forms of Sexual Risk and Associated Violence Perpetrated By Male Partners of Female Adolescents." Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 43, no. 1, 2011, pp. 60-5.
Silverman JG, McCauley HL, Decker MR, et al. Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011;43(1):60-5.
Silverman, J. G., McCauley, H. L., Decker, M. R., Miller, E., Reed, E., & Raj, A. (2011). Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents. Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(1), 60-5. https://doi.org/10.1363/4306011
Silverman JG, et al. Coercive Forms of Sexual Risk and Associated Violence Perpetrated By Male Partners of Female Adolescents. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011;43(1):60-5. PubMed PMID: 21388506.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents. AU - Silverman,Jay G, AU - McCauley,Heather L, AU - Decker,Michele R, AU - Miller,Elizabeth, AU - Reed,Elizabeth, AU - Raj,Anita, Y1 - 2011/01/27/ PY - 2011/3/11/entrez PY - 2011/3/11/pubmed PY - 2011/7/27/medline SP - 60 EP - 5 JF - Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health JO - Perspect Sex Reprod Health VL - 43 IS - 1 N2 - CONTEXT: Partner violence is associated with STDs among female adolescents, but the mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. Sexually coercive and deceptive behaviors of male partners that increase female STD risk may be factors in this relationship. METHODS: A sample of 356 females aged 14-20 who attended adolescent health clinics in Greater Boston between April and December 2006 were assessed for physical and sexual violence perpetrated by male partners and for exposure to sexual risk factors. Adjusted logistic regression models were used to examine the associations between intimate partner violence and standard sexual risk behaviors (e.g., multiple partnerships) and coercive or deceptive sexual risk factors (e.g., coerced condom nonuse). RESULTS: More than two-fifths of the sample had experienced intimate partner violence. In adjusted analyses, adolescents reporting intimate partner violence were more likely than others to report standard sexual risk behaviors--multiple partners, anal sex and unprotected anal sex (odds ratios, 1.7-2.2). They also were more likely to report coercive or deceptive sexual risk factors--partner sexual infidelity, fear of requesting condom use, negative consequences of condom request, and coerced condom nonuse (2.9-5.3). CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of intimate partner violence against young women attending adolescent clinics strongly indicates the need to target this population for abuse-related interventions. This need is underlined by the observed association between partner violence and sexual risk involving coercion or deception by male partners. Clinic-based STD and pregnancy prevention efforts should include assessment of sexual risk factors that are beyond the control of young women, particularly for those experiencing abuse. SN - 1931-2393 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21388506/Coercive_forms_of_sexual_risk_and_associated_violence_perpetrated_by_male_partners_of_female_adolescents_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=1538-6341&date=2011&volume=43&issue=1&spage=60 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -