Special Feature: Influences on Adolescent Sexual Behavior
RAND Health has conducted multiple studies identifying the predictors and consequences of adolescent sexual intercourse. One such study is the first to demonstrate a link between exposure to sexual content on television and pregnancy before age 20.
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More on Juvenile Sexual Behaviors and Teenage Parents
Although the initiation of sexual behaviors in adolescence is normative, adverse sexual health outcomes disproportionately affect adolescents relative to adults.
To Use or Not to Use: A Stage-Based Approach to Understanding Condom Use Among Homeless Youth — 2013
This study used a stage-based approach to understand condom use behavior in a representative sample of 309 sexually active homeless youth recruited from shelters, drop-in centers, and street sites in Los Angeles County.
Enhancing Quality Interventions Promoting Healthy Sexuality (EQUIPS): A Novel Application of Translational Research Methods — 2013
Overviews the study Enhancing Quality Interventions Promoting Healthy Sexuality (EQUIPS), which tests how well a community-based setting conducts an EBP, Making Proud Choices, that aims to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Cost of Talking Parents, Healthy Teens: A Worksite-Based Intervention to Promote Parent-Adolescent Sexual Health Communication — 2013
To examine the cost and cost-effectiveness of implementing Talking Parents, Healthy Teens, a worksite-based parenting program designed to help parents address sexual health with their adolescent children.
Young women valued communicating their intent not to have sex as an end in itself, but compared with other young women, those who had been raped feel more strongly about protecting their partner's feelings and maintaining a sexual relationship.