Sexual risk at first coitus: Does alcohol make a difference? - Abstract - Europe PMC
With the wide array of birth control options available today, are adolescents still relying on coitus interruptus? Results of a study indicate that clinicians should not consider use of contraceptive withdrawal infrequent among teens. Withdrawal has been used as contraceptive method for hundreds of years and continues to be utilized today in the adolescent population, despite its rare acknowledgement and high failure rate, says Jennifer Woods , MD, MS, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Section of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and lead author of the current research. Study results indicate the method is commonly used alone or when other methods may be considered the primary method, she states. Use of withdrawal has grown over the 20 years from to , according to a national survey of women ages To perform the current study, investigators enrolled sexually active adolescent females ages from primary care adolescent health clinics in areas with high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection.
Sexual risk at first coitus: Does alcohol make a difference?
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Background: Correlates of initiation of coitus for teenagers were examined, and participants were asked their reasons for initiating or postponing the onset of coitus. Methods: Questionnaires were completed privately by patients aged 13 to 18 years. Questions explored the reasons adolescents cite for their sexual decisions and the role of peer influence in these decisions.