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Young women's experiences of managing sexual reputation (Jenny Kitzinger)

The aims of this study were to explore the effects on young women's sexual and contraceptive behaviour of concern with their sexual reputation.

The study involved interviews with 20 young women from the 1970s cohort in 1992.


Kitzinger J. I'm sexually attractive but I'm powerful: young women negotiating sexual reputation. Women's Studies International Forum 1995; 18:1-8.

Kitzinger J. Safer Sex and Dangerous Reputations: contradictions for young women negotiating condom use. Working Paper No.47. MRC Medical Sociology Unit, 1993