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.




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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