The objective of this study was to describe the extent of sexual activity in adolescent school girls. Heterosexual coitus was considered as sexual activity. A pretested self-administered questionnaire was proposed to all consenting girl students aged 10 to 19 years. The data were analyzed using Epi Info 3.
Healthy Sexuality Programming: A Cornerstone of the Girls Inc. Experience
Sexual Activity of Adolescent School Girls in an Urban Secondary School in Cameroon
Sex is a motive force bringing a man and a woman into intimate contact. Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. Though generally, women are sexually active during adolescence, they reach their peak orgasmic frequency in their 30 s, and have a constant level of sexual capacity up to the age of 55 with little evidence that aging affects it in later life.
Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
This knowledge asset focuses on the integration of resources to address gender-based violence against women and girls into the existing health care services. The review of the literature aims to provide guidance to health sector programme designers and managers in order to facilitate integration. The second chapter focuses on addressing violence against women and girls through SRH policies and planning, with basic planning issues and tools, some guidance on capacity-building objectives for health providers, and a discussion of the role of SRH providers in primary prevention of GBV.
Gendered power dynamics within couple relationships can constrain women from achieving positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes. But little is known about relationship power among adolescents, and tools to measure it are rarely validated among adolescents. Confirmatory factor analysis CFA and theta coefficients assessed scale performance for three age bands: 15—17, 18—20, and 21—24 years old. Relationship power levels were examined and multivariate logistic regressions assessed the relationship between power, and partner violence and HIV risk outcomes.