Adolescent Sexuality among Filipinas: Novel Constructs and Emergent Realities

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Erwin L. Rimban

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Published: 15 April 2020 | Article Type :


This research study utilizes indigenous methods of research in Filipino Psychology (Sikolohiyang Pilipino) to discover the sexual practices of young Filipina teenagers who enter into consensual sexual relations at an early age. The researcher interviewed young Filipina teenagers, ages 13 to 19, in the Province of Cagayan through purposive sampling. Results indicate that environmental parameters have a huge impact in their decisions to enter into consensual sexual relations at such a young age. From the data and supplemental informal conversations with the participants, the researcher developed a model to explain the sexual psychology of young Filipina adolescents who enter into early consensual sexual relations.

Keywords: sexual activities of young Filipinas, Filipino psychology, Indigenous Psychology, adolescent sexuality, Filipina teenagers, public health.

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