Sexual Health of Adolescents in Quebec Residential Youth Protection Centres

Sexual Health of Adolescents in Quebec Residential Youth Protection Centres

Sexual Health of Adolescents in Quebec Residential Youth Protection Centres

Sexual Health of Adolescents in Quebec Residential Youth Protection Centress

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Lambert, Gilles, Haley, Nancy, Jean, Sandrine, Tremblay, Claude, Frappier, Jean-Yves, Otis, Joanne et Roy, Élise. 2013. «Sexual Health of Adolescents in Quebec Residential Youth Protection Centres ». Revue canadienne de santé publique / Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 104, no 3, p. e216-e221.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
This article «document risk behaviours and prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections among adolescents aged 14 to17 years entering care in Quebec Youth Protection Centres (YPC).» (p. 216)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The population consisted of a convenience sample of adolescents aged
14-17 living in six Québec YPCs.» (p. 217)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Among sexually active respondents, 26% of girls and 40% of boys reported having ’always’ used a condom during their vaginal relations (lifetime). During anal relations (lifetime), 39% of girls and 59% of boys “always” used a condom [...] Many youth had experienced sexual abuse in or outside their family (Table 4): 32% of girls and 6% of boys had experienced intrafamilial sexual abuse and 53% of girls and 7% of boys reported extrafamilial sexual abuse. Two thirds of girls (68%) and 13% of boys had experienced either interfamilial or extrafamilial sexual abuse. Almost nine out of ten (87%) girls and boys reported having gone out with a boy or girl during the year preceding admission to the YPC. Among them, over half (girls 58%, boys 57%) reported having been subjected to violence (psychological, sexual or physical) in their intimate relationships twice or more during the year preceding admission. About half of girls (48%) and a third of boys (30%) reported having inflicted violence twice or more on their intimate partners during this period.» (p. 218)