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Rev Med Suisse. 2012 Jun 13;8(345):1266-71.

[Migrant adolescents and sexuality].

[Article in French]

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Département de gynécologie-obstétrique et de génétique médicale et Unité multidisciplinaire de santé des adolescents, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.


Besides its emotional, hormonal and physical components, sexuality has also an important social function. Analyzing these interactions in immigrant adolescents who are challenged at the same time by developmental changes and modified cultural and social rules--especially if they differ from the rules assimilated during childhood--might help professionals to access better comprehension. Personal experience, individual and external resources, whether they are family oriented or professional, are prone to influence on behavior, perception and outcome related to sexual health. The subject is discussed on the base of scientific literature and medical practice.

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