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Youth sexuality and disability

In August 2010 the pilot study on youth sexuality of 14–17-year-olds with a disability began in Saxony. This state-wide survey is conducted analogously to the BZgA’s Youth Sexuality study. The special feature of this study is that the young people surveyed have disabilities and up until now they have largely been excluded from representative surveys. mehr


Sexual and social relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults

In June 2009 the Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie (Institute of Sexual Research and Forensic Psychiatry) of the University of Hamburg started an investigation into social and sexual relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults for the BZgA. mehr

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Cover: womens lives

women’s lives – family planning and migration

The present study examines the connection between family planning and migration as well as migrant women’s need for information and advice regarding subjects such as family planning and contraception. The evaluation of the qualitative survey is at the heart of this study. Questions about contraception and terminations were incorporated into the reproductive biography. The study also looks at the effects of the migration itself and the description of the biographies is deepened. A downloadable PDF of this publication is available now. more

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cover women's lives

women’s lives – family planning and migration

18% of the female population in Germany have a migrant background. More than one fifth of these women are aged between 20 and 44 and thus at an age when family planning and family formation are current issues. Since there is little in the way of fundamental knowledge regarding family formation, contraception and pregnancy termination in this (by place of origin) heterogeneous group, the BZgA commissioned the study “women’s lives: family planning and migration in women’s lives”. In the context of this research project 1,674 women with a migrant background and 839 German women aged between 20 and 44 were surveyed. The examination focused on the two largest migrant groups, i.e. women with a Turkish migrant background and women with an eastern European migrant background. The surveys were conducted in the cities of Berlin, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Oberhausen. mehr