Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross sectional survey

Daniel Wight, Marion Henderson, Gillian Raab, Charles Abraham, Katie Buston, Sue Scott, Graham Hart

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Abstract

The proportion of young people who have sexual intercourse before the age of 16 is increasing.1 Previous studies have found that sexual intercourse before the age of 16 is often regretted.1 2 Reported regret might result, however, from re-evaluation from a more mature perspective as most data have been reported retrospectively by older respondents. We conducted a large scale survey (the first such study in the United Kingdom) of sexual behaviour reported by young people aged under 15.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1244
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume320
Issue number7244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2000

Keywords

  • young teenagers
  • regretted sexual intercourse
  • cross sectional survey

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