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NCJ Number: 237584 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Relationship Power, Intimate Partner Violence, and Condom Use Among Minority Urban Girls
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:12  Dated:December 2008  Pages:1694-1712
Author(s): Anne M. Teitelman; Sarah J. Ratcliffe; Mercedes M. Morales-Aleman; Cris M. Sullivan
Date Published: December 2008
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Community Health
Lansing, MI 48913
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20014
Grant Number: P30-AI45008
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the association between sexual relationship power, intimate partner violence, and condom use among African-American and Hispanic urban girls.
Abstract: In this sample of 56 sexually active girls, 50 percent did not use condoms consistently and therefore were at higher risk for acquiring HIV or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Teens who experienced more intimate partner violence had a significantly higher likelihood of inconsistent condom use and therefore a greater risk for HIV/STDs. Girls' sense of sexual control in their relationships was not directly associated with inconsistent condom use but was inversely related to verbal and emotional abuse. Interventions aimed at reducing HIV/STD risk for adolescent girls need to address patterns of dominance and control in adolescent relationships as well as multiple forms of partner violence. This suggests the need for multilevel intervention approaches that promote girls' agency and multiple ways to keep girls safe from perpetrators of partner abuse. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Dating Violence
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; AIDS/HIV prevention; Black/African Americans; Hispanic; Sexual behavior; Sexually transmitted diseases
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