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ERIC Number: EJ783316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8449
Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Forced Sexual Intercourse among U.S. High School Adolescents
Howard, Donna E.; Wang, Min Qi; Yan, Fang
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v42 n168 p629 Win 2007
Although a history of forced sexual intercourse affects a relatively small number of U.S. adolescents, it is a persistent and alarming public health problem. This study examined the robustness of the risk profile of adolescents who report a history of forced sexual intercourse using the most current and representative data from the national 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Overall, 8.01% of high school adolescents reported a history of forced sexual intercourse. The lifetime prevalence for females (10.3%) was roughly twice of that for males (4.8%). Important differences in the risk profile associated with forced sexual intercourse were found by gender. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A