Age at menarche, schooling, and sexual debut in northern Malawi

Judith R Glynn, Ndoliwe Kayuni, Sian Floyd, Emmanuel Banda, Monica Francis-Chizororo, Clare Tanton, Anna Molesworth, Joanne Hemmings, Amelia C Crampin, Neil French

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Age at sexual debut is a key behavioural indicator used in HIV behavioural surveillance. Early age at menarche may precipitate early sex through perceived readiness for sex, or through school drop-out, but this is rarely studied. We investigated trends and circumstances of sexual debut in relation to schooling and age at menarche.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere15334
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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