Women who lost their virginity as teenagers are 'more likely to divorce', says new study


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Women who lost their virginity as young teenagers are more likely to divorce - especially if it was unwanted, according to new research.

The University of Iowa study shows that 31 per cent of women who had sex for the first time as teens divorced within five years, and 47 per cent within 10 years.
Among women who delayed sex until adulthood, 15 per cent divorced at five years, compared to 27 per cent at 10 years.


Making a choice: The study showed if a young woman wanted to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life


The findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Author Anthony Paik, associate professor of sociology in the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, examined the responses of 3,793 married and divorced women to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth.


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The study showed, however, that if a young woman made the choice to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life.

If the sexual act took place before the age of 16 women were shown more likely to divorce, even if it was wanted.
Headed for divorce? Sex itself may not increase the probability of divorce but having a higher number of sexual partners or out-of-wedlock birth may

Thirty-one percent of women who lost their virginity during adolescence had premarital sex with multiple partners, compared to 24 per cent of those who waited.
Twenty-nine percent experienced premarital conceptions, versus 15 percent who waited.
One in four women who had sex as a teen had a baby before they were married, compared to only one in ten who waited until adulthood.
Only one per cent of women surveyed said they chose to have sex at age 13 or younger, compared to five per cent at age 14 or 15, and 10 per cent at age 16 or 17.

Forty two per cent reported that their first sexual intercourse before age 18 that was not completely wanted.
Fifty eight per cent of the group waited until age 18 or older to have sex. Of those, 22 per cent said it was unwanted, compared to 21 per cent who said it was wanted.

Researchers concluded sex itself may not increase the probability of divorce, while factors such as a higher number of sexual partners, pregnancy, or out-of-wedlock birth increased the risk for some.
Despite early research indicating sexual encounters most affected marriage outcomes, Mr Palik warned several possible explanations could not be ruled out.

He explained: 'The results are consistent with the argument that there are down sides to adolescent sexuality, including the increased likelihood of divorce.
'But there's also support for the "more sex positive" view, because if a teen delays sex to late adolescence and it is wanted, that choice in itself doesn't necessarily lead to increased risk of divorce.'
He continued, 'One possibility is a selection explanation, that the women who had sex as adolescents were predisposed to divorce. The attitudes that made them feel OK about having sex as teens may have also influenced the outcome of their marriage.

'The other possibility is a causal explanation - that the early sexual experience led to the development of behaviours or beliefs that promote divorce,' adding, 'If the sex was not completely wanted or occurred in a traumatic context, it's easy to imagine how that could have a negative impact on how women might feel about relationships, or on relationship skills.'


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I don't think these statistics can apply to Tanzanian society. Our grandmothers and mothers were married /married off in their teens and more than likely didn't consent or enjoy their first sexual encounter yet they stuck through their marriage. Some are happily married, some not. I don't think it has anything to do with when or how you lose your virginity.



Women who lost their virginity as young teenagers are more likely to divorce - especially if it was unwanted, according to new research.

The University of Iowa study shows that 31 per cent of women who had sex for the first time as teens divorced within five years, and 47 per cent within 10 years.
Among women who delayed sex until adulthood, 15 per cent divorced at five years, compared to 27 per cent at 10 years.


Making a choice: The study showed if a young woman wanted to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life


The findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Author Anthony Paik, associate professor of sociology in the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, examined the responses of 3,793 married and divorced women to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth.


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The study showed, however, that if a young woman made the choice to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life.

If the sexual act took place before the age of 16 women were shown more likely to divorce, even if it was wanted.
Headed for divorce? Sex itself may not increase the probability of divorce but having a higher number of sexual partners or out-of-wedlock birth may

Thirty-one percent of women who lost their virginity during adolescence had premarital sex with multiple partners, compared to 24 per cent of those who waited.
Twenty-nine percent experienced premarital conceptions, versus 15 percent who waited.
One in four women who had sex as a teen had a baby before they were married, compared to only one in ten who waited until adulthood.
Only one per cent of women surveyed said they chose to have sex at age 13 or younger, compared to five per cent at age 14 or 15, and 10 per cent at age 16 or 17.

Forty two per cent reported that their first sexual intercourse before age 18 that was not completely wanted.
Fifty eight per cent of the group waited until age 18 or older to have sex. Of those, 22 per cent said it was unwanted, compared to 21 per cent who said it was wanted.

Researchers concluded sex itself may not increase the probability of divorce, while factors such as a higher number of sexual partners, pregnancy, or out-of-wedlock birth increased the risk for some.
Despite early research indicating sexual encounters most affected marriage outcomes, Mr Palik warned several possible explanations could not be ruled out.

He explained: 'The results are consistent with the argument that there are down sides to adolescent sexuality, including the increased likelihood of divorce.
'But there's also support for the "more sex positive" view, because if a teen delays sex to late adolescence and it is wanted, that choice in itself doesn't necessarily lead to increased risk of divorce.'
He continued, 'One possibility is a selection explanation, that the women who had sex as adolescents were predisposed to divorce. The attitudes that made them feel OK about having sex as teens may have also influenced the outcome of their marriage.

'The other possibility is a causal explanation - that the early sexual experience led to the development of behaviours or beliefs that promote divorce,' adding, 'If the sex was not completely wanted or occurred in a traumatic context, it's easy to imagine how that could have a negative impact on how women might feel about relationships, or on relationship skills.'


Read more: Women who lost their virginity as teenagers are 'more likely to divorce', says new study | Mail Online
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'The other possibility is a causal explanation - that the early sexual experience led to the development of behaviours or beliefs that promote divorce,' adding, 'If the sex was not completely wanted or occurred in a traumatic context, it's easy to imagine how that could have a negative impact on how women might feel about relationships, or on relationship skills.'
 
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i guess tumepata problem ya kwa nini ndoa hazidumu...wanawake wanaanza kutoa papuchi mapema sana hivyo mpaka wakafike age ya kuolewa wamesha zoea kuonja onja mtalimbo tofauti lol
 
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i guess tumepata problem ya kwa nini ndoa hazidumu...wanawake wanaanza kutoa papuchi mapema sana hivyo mpaka wakafike age ya kuolewa wamesha zoea kuonja onja mtalimbo tofauti lol
ndo muwaache under 18
 
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sasa nyie wenyewe papuchi zenu zilisha sasambulika hazina tena mnato...lol
sasa bora under 18..kitu in prestine order bana. lol
 

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