Adolescence and Sexuality: International Perspectives



Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Down Syndrome Center, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: PSY016000

Human sexuality involves sexual attraction to another person, which for the most part is to the opposite sex (heterosexuality), some to the same sex (homosexuality) or some having both (bisexuality) or not being attracted to anyone in a sexual manner (asexuality). Human sexuality is determined by many factors, like cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects of life, but also morality, ethics, theology, spirituality and religion. Sexuality is as old as mankind and interest in sexual activity is very much related to the onset of puberty and the period of schooling. In this book, we have gathered papers from around the world in order to discuss issues of sexuality from an international perspective. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Adolescence and sexuality (pp. 3-6)
Joav Merrick, Ariel Tenenbaum and Hatim A Omar (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel and others)

Section One: Sexuality

Chapter 2 – Adolescence and human sexuality (pp. 9-62)
Donald E Greydanus and Hatim A Omar (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA and others)

Chapter 3 – Grenada: Parental involvement and the delay of sexual initiation in adolescents (pp. 63-74)
Cecilia Hegamin-Younger, Rohan Jeremiah, Christine Richards, Aaron Buzzard, Lynn Fakeye and Cherise Adjodha (Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies and others)

Chapter 4 – Nigeria: Menarcheal age of urban secondary school girls (pp. 75-84)
Alphonsus N Onyiriuka, Philip O Abiodun, Rita C Onyiriuka, Frances A Ehirim and Eucharia PA Onyiriuka (Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria and others)

Chapter 5 – South India: Menstrual beliefs and practices among adolescent girls in rural high schools (pp. 85-94)
Eva Chris Karkada, Sahana Margaret Jatanna and Sonia Kalapurackal Abraham (Department of OBG Nursing and Department of Community Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Mangalore, India)

Chapter 6 – India: Menstrual practices among adolescent girls in rural areas (pp. 95-102)
Ravish H Shankaraiah, Sheela P Haveri, Katti S Mallappa and Wantamutte A Saheb (Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, MES Medical College, Mllapuram, Kerala and JN Medical College, Belgaum, India)

Chapter 7 – China: Adverse childhood experience as a risk factor for adolescent pregnancy (pp. 103-116)
Wei Wei and Xiaoming Yu (Chinese Center for Health Education, Beijing, China and others)

Chapter 8 – Zambia: Forced Sex among Females (pp. 117-128)
Seter Siziya, Adamson S Muula, Aseel Mansour, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Selestine H Nzala, Cosmas Zyaambo, Peter Songolo and Olusegun Babaniyi (Department of Clinical Sciences, Public Health Unit, The Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Ndola, Zambia and others)

Section Two: Prevention

Chapter 9 – Nigeria: Talking about sex (pp. 131-144)
Esther O Asekun-Olarinmoye, Magbagbeola D Dairo and Adeleye A Adeomi (Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria and others)

Chapter 10 – Uganda: Acceptability of HPV vaccine among young adolescent girls (pp. 145-160)
Anne R Katahoire, John Arube Wani, Daniel Murokora, Emmanuel Mugisha and D Scott LaMontagne (Child Health Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda and others)

Chapter 11 – The Philippines: Young men and women’s attitudes toward HPV vaccination for future sons and daughters (pp. 161-176)
April M Young, Richard A Crosby, Efren Casquejo, Lino Pinote, Luz Casquejo, Lucy Pinote, Purita Ybanez and Dalinay Estorgio (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and others)

Chapter 12 – United States: Sexual behavior in association with human papilloma virus vaccination in young girls (pp. 177-184)
Wafa RR Al Romaih, Said Shahtahmasebi and Hatim A Omar (Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

Chapter 13 – Nigeria: Parental expectations on school sex education (pp. 185-196)
Esther O Asekun-Olarinmoye, Magbagbeola D Dairo, Ifeoluwapo O Asekun-Olarinmoye and Wasiu O Adebimpe (Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Chapter 14 – Chronic illness and contraception (pp. 197-222)
Donald E Greydanus and Lyubov A Matytsina (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA and others)

Section Three: Final Word

Chapter 15 – What we are not talking about (pp. 225-232)
Hatim A Omar (Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parents Program, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

Section Four: Acknowledgments

Chapter 16 – About the editors (pp. 235-236)

Chapter 17 – About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 237-240)

Chapter 18 – About the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Kentucky Children‘s Hospital at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States (pp. 241-244)

Chapter 19 – About the book series “Pediatrics, child and adolescent health” (pp. 245-248)

Section Five: Index


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