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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154553
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Managing Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing Girls
Abstract:
Managing Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing Girls
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hawthorne, Dorothy, PhD, RN, BSN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Peer contact and experimental sexual interaction are increased in children of 8 to 12 years of age.  Girls initiating menarche, their first menstrual flow, by age 9 or 10 years are more likely to experiment with oral sex and engage in intercourse than girls starting menarche at a later age.  An increasing number of African-American girls are starting to menstruate by 9 and 10 years of age and their teen pregnancy rate remains higher than any other racial-ethnic group of girls.  Previous studies have identified effective sexual health strategies that are family-based and used by nonAfrican-American parents to cease and/or prevent sexual activities in daughters of school age.  However, there is limited information about family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American parents to manage the sexual behaviors of daughters who begin to menstruate by ages 9 and 10 years.  A qualitative interview approach was used to learn family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American mothers to manage the sexual behavior of their 9- and 10-year-old daughters who have reached puberty and are menstruating.  Participants were African-American women (n = 15) with an average age of 38.4 years and 12.7 years of education.  Data were collected at participants? homes and analyzed using a 5-step, cross-case comparison method.  Thematic results showed five family-based sexual health strategies centered on:  (1) gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company.  In conclusion, sexual health strategies that are family-based were identified by and are being used by African-American mothers to cease and prevent sexual activities in daughters who recently menstruating daughters of 9 and 10 years of age.  These strategies can be used to foster sexual absence in girls who have a high rate of participating in sexual activities, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and becoming pregnant prior to reaching adulthood.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManaging Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing Girlsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154553-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Managing Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing Girls</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hawthorne, Dorothy, PhD, RN, BSN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dhb6@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Peer contact and experimental sexual interaction are increased in children of 8 to 12 years of age.&nbsp; Girls initiating menarche, their first menstrual flow, by age 9 or 10 years are more likely to experiment with oral sex and engage in intercourse than girls starting menarche at a later age.&nbsp; An increasing number of African-American girls are starting to menstruate by 9 and 10 years of age and their teen pregnancy rate remains higher than any other racial-ethnic group of girls.&nbsp; Previous studies have identified effective sexual health strategies that are family-based and used by nonAfrican-American parents to cease and/or prevent sexual activities in daughters of school age.&nbsp; However, there is limited information about family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American parents to manage the sexual behaviors of daughters who begin to menstruate by ages 9 and 10 years. &nbsp;A qualitative interview approach was used to learn family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American mothers to manage the sexual behavior of their 9- and 10-year-old daughters who have reached puberty and are menstruating.&nbsp; Participants were African-American women (n = 15) with an average age of 38.4 years and 12.7 years of education.&nbsp; Data were collected at participants? homes and analyzed using a 5-step, cross-case comparison method.&nbsp; Thematic results showed five family-based sexual health strategies centered on:&nbsp; (1) gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company. &nbsp;In conclusion, sexual health strategies that are family-based were identified by and are being used by African-American mothers to cease and prevent sexual activities in daughters who recently menstruating daughters of 9 and 10 years of age.&nbsp; These strategies can be used to foster sexual absence in girls who have a high rate of participating in sexual activities, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and becoming pregnant prior to reaching adulthood.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:05:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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