Juvenile Sexual Behaviors

Children and teens who engage in sexual behavior are at greater risk for emotional problems, pregnancy, dating violence, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). RAND studies have examined such topics as prevention and intervention strategies, virginity pledges, the influence of the media on adolescent sexual behavior, and the link between romantic teen relationships and later adult marriages.

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    Investigating Adolescent Parenthood with the National Study of High School Seniors

    Study of adolescent parenthood, based on a large panel study known as the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS), which has tracked over 22,000 adolescents who are now in their early twenties and have experienced many of the near-term consequences of early parenthood.

    Jan 1, 1979

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    Early Adolescent Childbearing: Some Further Notes.

    Teenage pregnancy has been on the rise in America since the mid-sixties. The growing number of births occurring to adolescents, especially to 14- and 15-year-old girls, foreshadows serious and far-reaching consequences for society. Whereas many tee...

    Jan 1, 1978

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    Early adolescent childbearing: some social implications

    Reviews current research findings on teenage pregnancies that indicate illegitimacy may be increasingly concentrated in the teenage years, and discusses the implications for mothers, children, and society. Adolescents who are sexually active are act...

    Jan 1, 1977

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    David P. Kennedy

    Senior Behavioral / Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, University of Florida; M.A. in cultural anthropology, University of Florida; B.A. in cultural athropology & computer applications, University of Notre Dame

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