|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2662614||1140513||2016||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
IntroductionUnderstanding protective factors associated with adolescent contraceptive use can guide strategies to prevent unprotected sex and its consequences. The current study investigated associations between a set of protective factors, specifically indicators of positive youth development, and consistency of contraceptive use.MethodThis cross-sectional study examined relationships between positive youth development indicators and consistency of contraceptive use among sexually active adolescent girls at elevated risk for pregnancy. Multivariate models assessed whether measures of individual attributes, social attachments, and social norms were associated with consistent condom and hormonal contraceptive use.ResultsAdolescents with higher self-esteem and greater family connectedness reported more consistent hormonal contraceptive use. Two factors, stress management skills and perceived peer prosocial norms, were protective for consistent condom use. In contrast, steady partnership status was associated with less consistent condom use.DiscussionFindings suggest that interventions targeting protective factors may influence adolescents' contraceptive use, in addition to promoting their healthy development.
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Volume 30, Issue 4, July–August 2016, Pages 308–316