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THE WINDING ROAD TO WOMANHOOD. Adolescents´ attitudes towards menstruation, womanhood and sexual health - observational and interventional studies


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Title: THE WINDING ROAD TO WOMANHOOD. Adolescents´ attitudes towards menstruation, womanhood and sexual health - observational and interventional studies
Authors: Rembeck, Gun
E-mail: gun.rembeck@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 15-May-2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Dept of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Rembeck G I, Hermansson E. Transition to puberty. Experiences of 12-year-old Swedish girls. Submitted

II. Rembeck G I, Möller M, Gunnarsson R K. (2006). Attitudes and feelings towards menstruation and womanhood in girls at menarche. Acta Paediatrica. 95:707-714.
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III. Rembeck G I, Gunnarsson R K. (2004). Improving pre- and postmenarcheal 12-year-old girls' attitudes toward menstruation. Health Care Women Int. Aug;25(7):680-98.
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IV. Rembeck G I, Gunnarsson R K. Role of gender in sexual behavior and response to education in sexually transmitted infections in 17-year-old adolescents. Manuscript.
Disputation: Fredagen den 30 maj 2008, kl 13.00. Sahlgrenskaakademin, Hälsovetarbacken 2, sal 2119. Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Adolescent
Attitude
Emotions
Gender
HIV
Learning
Menarche
Menstruation
Mother-child relations
Puberty
Sex education
Sexuality
Sexually transmitted infections
Transition
Abstract: Menarche is a unique marker of female maturation representing the transition from childhood to womanhood. When entering adolescence, children face a number of challenges in areas such as the parent-adolescent relationship, development of the self and identity, an expanding network of social relationships, pubertal changes and the development of sexuality. Education may improve attitudes toward menstruation among adolescents thus increasing their awareness of risks and enabling them to protect th... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7493-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/10121
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för medicin
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