Paternidade na adolescência: Prevalência e fatores associados em uma amostra comunitária de jovens

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This article aims to assess the prevalence of fatherhood in adolescence (FA) and associated factors in a community sample of 14 to 35 year-old men. Cross-sectional population-based study realized in the urban area of the city of Pelotas-RS, Brazil. The sample was selected by clusters, according to the city census. This sub-study only comprised sexually active men. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire in the participants’ homes. The sample was composed for 934 men. The prevalence of fatherhood in adolescence was 8% (n = 75). We verified higher prevalence of FA among those that reported paternal absence (p < 0.001), those that had lived with stepfather (p = 0.044), and among those that had sexual debut before the age of 14 (p = 0.011). Paternal absence, have lived with a stepfather, and early sexual experience are associated factors to fatherhood in adolescence.

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de Oliveira, M. M. S., Branco, J. C., Souza, L. D. de M., Silva, R. A. da, Lara, D. R., Mota, D. M., & Jansen, K. (2015). Paternidade na adolescência: Prevalência e fatores associados em uma amostra comunitária de jovens. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 20(11), 3487–3494. https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-812320152011.20702014

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