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Table 3 Percentage distribution of adolescents who ever encountered a negative sexual experience; were forced to have sex, engage in a sex act or both

From: What are the characteristics of ‘sexually ready’ adolescents? Exploring the sexual readiness of youth in urban poor Accra

Characteristic All Girls Boys
Freq % Freq % Freq %
Negative sexual experience
 No 158 80.6 77 75.5 81 86.2
 Yes 38 19.4 25 24.5 13 13.8
 Total 196 100.0 102 100.0 94 100.0
Negative sexual experience categories
 Forced sex only 6 15.8 5 20.0 1 7.7
 Forced into sex act only 22 57.9 12 48.0 10 76.9
 Forced into both 10 26.3 8 32.0 2 15.4
 Total 38 100.0 25 100.0 13 100.00
  1. Source: RIPS Urban Health and Poverty Project, 2011