Unequal sexual health : differences between detained youth and their same aged peers

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dc.contributor.author Lindroth, Malin
dc.contributor.author Tikkanen, Ronny
dc.contributor.author Löfgren-Mårtenson, Lotta
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-28T06:58:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-28T06:58:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1403-4948 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15436
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To describe sexual health risks in an understudied group, youth in detention, and compare these to sexual health risks among non-detained youth. In addition, variables predicting adverse sexual health outcomes are sought and compared. Methods: In 2009, a self-administered questionnaire on sexuality was conducted amongst youth in Sweden. In 2010, the same Internet-based questionnaire was applied in a study at Swedish detention centres. In this article, sexually active youth aged 15–20 years in the two groups are compared and bivariate logistic regression analyses are conducted in order to find predictors of adverse sexual health outcomes, among detainees and non-detainees respectively. Results: Major differences between the detained and the non-detained concerning a majority of risk-taking variables exist. Conclusions: Although detained youth display several risky sexual behaviors, no specific risk factors are found in a logistic regression analysis. However, this is a vulnerable group. The mere fact that an adolescent is placed at a detention centre should be an imperative for professionals to address the subject of sexual health and safer sex. Furthermore, the results will be used in a forthcoming sex education curriculum tailored especially at detained youth. This is one, but by far not the only way to minimize the health inequalities that are presented in this study. en_US
dc.format.extent 7
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject Adverse sexual health outcomes en_US
dc.subject detained youth en_US
dc.subject health inequality en_US
dc.subject preventive needs en_US
dc.subject risk assessment en_US
dc.subject sexual health en_US
dc.subject sexual risk-taking en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Unequal sexual health : differences between detained youth and their same aged peers en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Social Work (SA) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1403494813487448 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;7
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 41
dc.format.ePage 728
dc.format.sPage 722
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