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Executive function associated with sexual risk in young South African women: Findings from the HPTN 068 cohort

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Heightened sexual risk in adolescence and young adulthood may be partially explained by deficits in executive functioning, the set of cognitive processes used to make reasoned decisions. However, the association between executive function and sexual risk is understudied among adolescent girls and young women, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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In a cohort of 853 young women age 18±25 in rural Mpumalanga province, South Africa, we eva...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0195217

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ORCID:
0000-0001-6679-6791
Pettifor, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Annes College
Wagner, RG More by this author
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University of the Witwatersrand More from this funder
South African Medical Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Pages:
e0195217
Publication date:
2018-04-02
Acceptance date:
2018-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:834033
URN:
uri:47f7093f-cbb3-468b-b532-8a011d0027d8
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uuid:47f7093f-cbb3-468b-b532-8a011d0027d8
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pubs:834033

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