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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163439
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Managing Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing African American Girls
Author(s):
Hawthorne-Burdine, Dorothy J.
Author Details:
Dorothy J. Hawthorne-Burdine, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Health Promotion & Development Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: dhb6@pitt.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: 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. Background: 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 non African-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. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Data were collected through the qualitative interview approach at participants' (N=15) homes. Participants were African-American women with an average age of 38.4 years and 12.7 years of education. Data were analyzed using a 5-step, cross-case comparison method. Results: Five family-based sexual health strategies were identified from participants' interviews, which include: (1) Gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company. Conclusions and Implications: 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 are menstruating by ages 9 and 10 years. 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:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManaging Sexual Behaviors of Early-Maturing African American Girlsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawthorne-Burdine, Dorothy J.en_US
dc.author.detailsDorothy J. Hawthorne-Burdine, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Health Promotion & Development Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: dhb6@pitt.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163439-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 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. Background: 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 non African-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. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Data were collected through the qualitative interview approach at participants' (N=15) homes. Participants were African-American women with an average age of 38.4 years and 12.7 years of education. Data were analyzed using a 5-step, cross-case comparison method. Results: Five family-based sexual health strategies were identified from participants' interviews, which include: (1) Gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company. Conclusions and Implications: 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 are menstruating by ages 9 and 10 years. 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.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:07:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:07:36Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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