Adolescent Sexual Initiation


A 2000 report titled “A Portrait of Adolescent Health in the Caribbean”, sponsored by PAHO, surveyed over 15 000 adolescents between the ages of 10-18 from 9 Caribbean countries. 22% of female adolescents indicated they had had sexual intercourse. Of these 22%, nearly half of the girls (47%) indicated that their first sex was forced or somewhat forced.

  • Does this surprise you?
  • What are some of the implications of these figures?
  • If this report came out in 2000, what do you think the situation is like in 2011? Better? Worse?

Join the discussion on facebook.



One thought on “Adolescent Sexual Initiation

Comments are closed.