Sexual Vulnerability Among Young People

What is Sexual Vulnerability?

This refers to the susceptibility of a person or group to sex-related injury, or to any unwanted or undesirable sex-related outcomes. Such sex-related injury includes all forms of sexual abuse, sexual manipulation and domination, forced sex or forced sexual practice, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and many other undesired outcomes. (

Who is affected?                                      

Children, Teenagers, Young Adults

Factors that enhance Sexual Vulnerability

Gender, Race, class, ethnicity, war, disability

Who are affected?

Although both young males and females are involved in sexual activities, females are more vulnerable


Infections, Unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS


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