General Sexual Health
Parenting Practices and Parents’ Perceptions of Young Adolescent Urban Girls’ Alcohol and Sexual Behaviors
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health examines parenting practices and parents’ perceptions of their young adolescent daughters’ behaviors. Underestimation of girls’ risks on the parts of both parents and professionals creates barriers to prevention.
This article was taken from Journal of Adolescent Health
This study investigates how comfortable parents and children find this type of discussion and compares parental responses with those of their children.
According to researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center, a sense of personal control over sexual behaviors strongly influences Latinas’ decisions about when to first engage in sex.
This article was taken from Eurekalert.org
Newly homeless youth are likelier to engage in risky sexual behavior if they stay in nonfamily settings — such as friends’ homes, abandoned buildings or the streets — because they lack supervision and social support, a UCLA AIDS Institute study has found.
This article was taken from University of California - Los Angeles (2008, January 9). Risky Sexual Behavior Of Newly Homeless Youth Varies. ScienceDaily.
According to a study by scientists at the University of California, the percentage of teens who report solely positive benefits from not having sex declines precipitously with age.
This article was taken from University of California, San Francisco.
Advancing the Reproductive Health & Justice of Young Latinas Through Comprehensive Sexuality Education
This brief by “California Latinas for Reproductive Justice” explores the specific need for promoting quality sexual health programs in Latina/o communities, with a focus on furthering the reproductive health and justice of young Latinas.
This article was taken from California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Concise national information on Reproductive Health: Adolescents & Young Adults.
Provides data on the sexual behavior of adolescents ages 14 and younger and offers recommendations to parents, policymakers, and those working with young adolescents. Information is presented on science-based programs to delay sexual initiation and conclude with a discussion of the following topics: (1) the proportion of young adolescents who report having sex before age 13; (2) reasons to be concerned about early sexual activity and dating: (3) parent-adolescent communication about sex, love, relationships, and values; (4) teaching young adolescents how to resist and manage sexual pressure; (5) pregnancy-prevention programs for young adolescents; and (6) future needs.
This article was taken from National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy