High-Risk Sexual Behavior in Postmenopausal Women
Marriage and Family Review
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Individuals who participate in sexual behavior indeed expose themselves to multiple risks, including social, emotional, and physical risks. Outcomes associated with risk behavior can have detrimental consequences on one’s interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. This study examined how four factors (relational, decision-making, sexual variables, and safety) operate in a postmenopausal women’s decision to engage in risky sexual behavior. Data were collected online from 44 women, ranging in age from 34 to 68. Results indicate this model explains 62.6% of the variance in risky decision-making for postmenopausal women. Implications and directions for future research are addressed. © 2017 Taylor & Francis.
Hertlein, K. M.,
Emmers-Sommer, T. M.,
High-Risk Sexual Behavior in Postmenopausal Women.
Marriage and Family Review, 53(5),