Logo Repositorio Institucional

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/22006
Title: Sexual onset and contraceptive use among adolescents from poor neighbourhoods in Managua, Nicaragua
Other Titles: European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care
Authors: Decat, Peter
De Meyer, Sara
Jaruseviciene, Lina
Orozco, Miguel
Ibarra, Marcia
Segura, Zoyla
Medina, Joel
Vega, Bernardo
Michielsen, Kristien
Temmerman, Marleen
Degomme, Olivier
Keywords: Adolescents
Pregnancy In Adolescence
Sexual Behaviour
Latin America
Issue Date: Apr-2015
metadata.dc.ucuenca.paginacion: Páginas 88-100
volumen 20; número 2
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: doi: 10.3109/13625187.2014.955846
metadata.dc.type: Article
Background and objectives The prevalence of teenage pregnancies in Nicaragua is the highest in Latin-America. This study aimed to gain insight into factors which determine the sexual behaviours concerned. Methods From July until August 2011, a door-to-door survey was conducted among adolescents living in randomly selected poor neighbourhoods of Managua. Logistic regression was used to analyse factors related to sexual onset and contraceptive use. Results Data from 2803 adolescents were analysed. Of the 475 and 299 sexually active boys and girls, 43% and 54%, respectively, reported contraceptive use. Sexual onset was positively related to increasing age, male sex, alcohol consumption and not living with the parents. Catholic boys and boys never feeling peer pressure to have sexual intercourse were more likely to report consistent condom use. Having a partner and feeling comfortable talking about sexuality with the partner were associated with hormonal contraception. Conclusions Our data identified associates of adolescents’ sexual behaviour related to personal characteristics (sex and alcohol use), to the interaction with significant others (parents, partners, peers) and to the environment (housing condition, religion). We interpreted those associates within the context of the rapidly changing society and the recently implemented health system reform in Nicaragua.
URI: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/22006
Appears in Collections:Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
scopus 9.pdftexto completo222.67 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

This item is protected by original copyright

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons


Centro de Documentacion Regional "Juan Bautista Vázquez"

Biblioteca Campus Central Biblioteca Campus Salud Biblioteca Campus Yanuncay
Av. 12 de Abril y Calle Agustín Cueva, Telf: 4051000 Ext. 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314. Horario de atención: Lunes-Viernes: 07H00-21H00. Sábados: 08H00-12H00 Av. El Paraíso 3-52, detrás del Hospital Regional "Vicente Corral Moscoso", Telf: 4051000 Ext. 3144. Horario de atención: Lunes-Viernes: 07H00-19H00 Av. 12 de Octubre y Diego de Tapia, antiguo Colegio Orientalista, Telf: 4051000 Ext. 3535 2810706 Ext. 116. Horario de atención: Lunes-Viernes: 07H30-19H00