Delaying Sexual Activity in Teens

Abell, Sue; Ey, John L.
July 2008
Clinical Pediatrics;Jul2008, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p615
Academic Journal
The article discusses issues related to early sexual involvement of teenagers and suggests parents some measures to preparare their teenaged children against early sexual involvement. As reported, teenagers who had a close relationship with their mothers were more likely to use birth control if they did initiate sexual activity. It is also suggested that teenagers who are involved in sports are less likely to have sex early in their teenage years. It is further suggested that it is important to maintain an open, frank communication with the child which in turn can continue during the teenage years.


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