Parents?: Observations and Reports on the Sexual Behaviour of 7 to 13 Years Old Children
2012 (English)In: Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders, ISSN 2161-038X, Vol. 1, no 2, 2-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim: To investigate sexual behaviours, types and frequencies, among Swedish children in the age group of 7-13 years, as observed and reported by their parents and to give professionals in different areas a greater knowledge of sexual behaviour among younger school children.
Methods: The parents of 418 children answered questionnaires about their child's behaviour, both general and sexual, and about their own attitudes.
Results: We found that most sexual behaviours we asked about were reported by the parents as common, and are in part related to, or vary with, age and gender. A small number of sexual behaviours often referred to as problematic behaviour were found to be very unusual in this normative group of Swedish children.
Conclusion: Behaviours usually referred to as sexualized and problematic were rare in this normative sample of children at 7-13 years of age. The results are of importance for clinicians' evaluation of sexual behaviours reported by parents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OMICS International , 2012. Vol. 1, no 2, 2-7 p.
Child; Observation; Parental; Sexual behaviour; Sexuality
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123028DOI: 10.4172/2161-038X.1000108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123028DiVA: diva2:876073