Determinantenonderzoek naar de seksuele gedragingen en opvattingen van tienermoeders ter preventie van tienerzwangerschappen.
Veldhuisen, T.J. van
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to collect perceptions and behaviours of teenmothers and adolescents without children about their sexuality. This lead to ideas to improve the sexual education for teenagers and to prevent teen pregnancies. Method: Six teenmothers and six adolescents without children were selected in the social environment of the researchers. A single case study and in-depth interviews were used to examine their perceptions and behaviours. The behavioural determinants of the ASE-model were leading factors of this study. Results: The most important results, collected from qualitative analysis of the interviews, are that teen moms are naïve users of contraceptives and lack knowledge about how birth control pills works. Furthermore, results showed that teen mothers experience low self-efficacy. Discussion: Recommendations are to make teenagers aware of how birth control pills work, to increase their self-efficacy and to emphasize the negative consequences of teen pregnancies.