Sexual Agency is a 3-item measure of a woman's perceived perception of relationship power and control.
1. It's easy for me to say no if I don't want to have sex.
2. It's easy for him to take advantage of me.
3. Sometimes things just get out of control with him.
*Items are reverse scored
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4
The mean of the 3 items is calculated for a final score ranging from 1-4.
Best, C., Tanner, A. E., Hensel, D. J., Fortenberry, J. D., & Zimet, G. D. (2014). Young women’s contraceptive microbicide preferences: Associations with contraceptive behavior and sexual relationship characteristics. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 46(1), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1363/46E0114
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