Aborto e coerção sexual: O contexto de vulnerabilidade entre mulheres jovens

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This study aims to investigate the relationship between abortion and experiences of sexual coercion. The data came from GRAVAD, a household survey with a stratified random sample of young women (18-24 years) in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and Salvador, Brazil. The sample used in this article included 870 interviews of women who reported having become pregnant. Abortion was associated with: a reported experience of sexual coercion, more schooling, failure to obtain first information about sex from parents, and a history of more pregnancies and sexual partners. The association between abortion and sexual coercion reflects a situation of gender vulnerability and reveals young women's precariousness in sex negotiation and reproduction. A veil of silence in public agencies concerning sexual coercion helps perpetuate young women's vulnerability, as it blocks access to the appropriate educational, legal, and health services.

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Pilecco, F. B., Knauth, D. R., & Vigo, Á. (2011). Aborto e coerção sexual: O contexto de vulnerabilidade entre mulheres jovens. Cadernos de Saude Publica, 27(3), 427–439. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011000300004

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