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Title

Experience of Sexual Coercion and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Ugandan University Students

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Annette Agardh, Karen Odberg-Pettersson and Per-Olof Ostergren

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BMC Public Health

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Abstract

Growing worldwide evidence shows that the experience of sexual coercion is fairly prevalent among young people and is associated with risky sexual behavior thereafter. The casual mechanisms behind this are unclear but may be dependent on specific contextual determinants. Little is known about factors that could buffer the negative effects of coercion. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the experience of sexual coercion and risky sexual behavior among university students of both sexes in Uganda.

The findings of this study suggest that the experience of sexual coercion is common among youth/young adults in Uganda and is subsequently associated with risky sexual behavior in both sexes. The existence of individual and contextual factors that buffer the effects mentioned was also demonstrated. In the Ugandan context, this has implications for policy formulation and the implementation of preventive strategies for combating HIV/AIDS.

 

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Adolescents/Youth; Behavior

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Last modified at 8/26/2011 1:38 PM by Davis, Gregory P