Journal article

Factors associated with unwanted sexual experiences of young Australian females: an observational study

Asvini K Subasinghe, Yasmin L Jayasinghe, John D Wark, Alexandra Gorelik, Suzanne M Garland

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background Behavioural and lifestyle factors associated with childhood unwanted sexual experiences (USE) have yet to be investigated in Australian females aged less than 18 years. METHODS: Women aged 16-25 years living in Victoria were recruited via targeted advertising on Facebook. A web-based validated questionnaire was used to collect information on participant demographics, mental health, USE and sexual behaviours. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine associations between a history of childhood (<16 years) and adolescent (16-18 years) USE and indices of sexual orientation. RESULTS: Data were collected from 639 females (mean±s.d. age 22±3 years). Approximately 14% repor..

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