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Public expectations concerning confidentiality protection of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health care in Lithuania: findings of the surveys conducted in 2005 and 2012

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@article{e6389158b58d44daa8490e15130c864a,
title = "Public expectations concerning confidentiality protection of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health care in Lithuania: findings of the surveys conducted in 2005 and 2012",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: An adolescent's right to confidential healthcare is protected by international law and professional consensus. However, parental and social support for confidential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, in particular, varies greatly. This study documents Lithuanian residents' expectations with regard to confidentiality protection for adolescents in this domain, and explores the factors related to the diversity of these expectations.METHODS: Two national surveys of Lithuanian residents completed in 2005 and 2012 using anonymous questionnaires. Participants rated their expectations for confidentiality using a five-point Likert scale for eight types of SRH consultations.RESULTS: Public anticipation for confidentiality depended on whether issues related to sexual behaviour or to its consequences were addressed during adolescent consultation. Only younger respondents had higher expectations for confidentiality in both contexts. Public expectations regarding confidentiality were less demanding in 2012 than in 2005.CONCLUSIONS: The expectation of confidentiality protection was greater for topics related to sexual behaviour than for the consequences of sexual behaviour, such as pregnancy, abortion or a sexually transmitted infection. This implies a need for targeted information strategies for the general population and explicit guidance for physicians on when and for whom care should remain confidential.",
keywords = "Abortion, Induced, Adolescent, Adolescent Health Services, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Confidentiality, Female, Humans, Lithuania, Male, Middle Aged, Parents, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Unwanted, Questionnaires, Reproductive Health Services, Sex Factors, Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, Young Adult",
author = "Lina Jaruseviciene and Apolinaras Zaborskis and Lazarus, {Jeffrey Victor}",
year = "2014",
month = "4",
doi = "10.3109/13625187.2014.880878",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "102--7",
journal = "European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care",
issn = "1362-5187",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "2",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Public expectations concerning confidentiality protection of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health care in Lithuania

T2 - findings of the surveys conducted in 2005 and 2012

AU - Jaruseviciene, Lina

AU - Zaborskis, Apolinaras

AU - Lazarus, Jeffrey Victor

PY - 2014/4

Y1 - 2014/4

N2 - OBJECTIVE: An adolescent's right to confidential healthcare is protected by international law and professional consensus. However, parental and social support for confidential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, in particular, varies greatly. This study documents Lithuanian residents' expectations with regard to confidentiality protection for adolescents in this domain, and explores the factors related to the diversity of these expectations.METHODS: Two national surveys of Lithuanian residents completed in 2005 and 2012 using anonymous questionnaires. Participants rated their expectations for confidentiality using a five-point Likert scale for eight types of SRH consultations.RESULTS: Public anticipation for confidentiality depended on whether issues related to sexual behaviour or to its consequences were addressed during adolescent consultation. Only younger respondents had higher expectations for confidentiality in both contexts. Public expectations regarding confidentiality were less demanding in 2012 than in 2005.CONCLUSIONS: The expectation of confidentiality protection was greater for topics related to sexual behaviour than for the consequences of sexual behaviour, such as pregnancy, abortion or a sexually transmitted infection. This implies a need for targeted information strategies for the general population and explicit guidance for physicians on when and for whom care should remain confidential.

AB - OBJECTIVE: An adolescent's right to confidential healthcare is protected by international law and professional consensus. However, parental and social support for confidential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, in particular, varies greatly. This study documents Lithuanian residents' expectations with regard to confidentiality protection for adolescents in this domain, and explores the factors related to the diversity of these expectations.METHODS: Two national surveys of Lithuanian residents completed in 2005 and 2012 using anonymous questionnaires. Participants rated their expectations for confidentiality using a five-point Likert scale for eight types of SRH consultations.RESULTS: Public anticipation for confidentiality depended on whether issues related to sexual behaviour or to its consequences were addressed during adolescent consultation. Only younger respondents had higher expectations for confidentiality in both contexts. Public expectations regarding confidentiality were less demanding in 2012 than in 2005.CONCLUSIONS: The expectation of confidentiality protection was greater for topics related to sexual behaviour than for the consequences of sexual behaviour, such as pregnancy, abortion or a sexually transmitted infection. This implies a need for targeted information strategies for the general population and explicit guidance for physicians on when and for whom care should remain confidential.

KW - Abortion, Induced

KW - Adolescent

KW - Adolescent Health Services

KW - Adult

KW - Age Factors

KW - Aged

KW - Aged, 80 and over

KW - Confidentiality

KW - Female

KW - Humans

KW - Lithuania

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Parents

KW - Pregnancy

KW - Pregnancy, Unwanted

KW - Questionnaires

KW - Reproductive Health Services

KW - Sex Factors

KW - Sexual Behavior

KW - Sexually Transmitted Diseases

KW - Social Support

KW - Socioeconomic Factors

KW - Young Adult

U2 - 10.3109/13625187.2014.880878

DO - 10.3109/13625187.2014.880878

M3 - Journal article

VL - 19

SP - 102

EP - 107

JO - European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care

JF - European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care

SN - 1362-5187

IS - 2

ER -

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