Alder ved menarche og første samleje. Tvoersnitsundersøgelse af 17-årige danske kvinder

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The age at menarche and first intercourse was analyzed from data obtained from a questionnaire sent to 1500 17 year-old randomly selected Danish women (76% responded). The average age at menarche was 13.37 years (SD: 1.24). The median age at the time of the first intercourse was 16.6 years. Late sexual debut was observed for girls who were relatively old at menarche and for those with a higher level of education. Apparently the age at menarche and at first sexual intercourse has not changed significantly in recent years.

Translated title of the contributionAge at menarche and first sexual intercourse. A cross-sectional study of 17-year old Danish women
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number45
Pages (from-to)6676-9
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 1997

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