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Reproductive Consequences of Unwanted Sexual Debut among Young Adult Women from Metro Cebu, Philippines

Citation

Wiles, Melissa; Agustin, SonnyNarasimhan, Subasri; Agustin, SonnyNarasimhan, Subasri; & Gipson, Jessica D. (2018). Reproductive Consequences of Unwanted Sexual Debut among Young Adult Women from Metro Cebu, Philippines. Health Care for Women International, 1-18.

Abstract

The circumstances surrounding sexual debut influence subsequent sexual and reproductive outcomes. We analysed longitudinal data from 397 women who participated in the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey in Cebu, Philippines to examine associations between unwanted first sex and number of pregnancies, unintended pregnancy, and use of modern contraception. 72% of women reported unwanted first sex. Women whose first sex was unwanted had increased odds of unintended pregnancy compared to women whose first sex was wanted (aOR = 2.2, 95% CI 1.3, 3.6). Nationally-representative surveys should include culturally-relevant questions about sexual debut to inform public health programmes aimed at improving sexual/reproductive health.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2018.1464574

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2018

Journal Title

Health Care for Women International

Author(s)

Wiles, Melissa
Agustin, Sonny
Narasimhan, Subasri
Agustin, Sonny
Narasimhan, Subasri
Gipson, Jessica D.