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Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

Factors Associated with Early Sexual Activity among Urban Adolescents.

Author: Smith,-Carolyn-A.
Author Background:
Date 7/1/97
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work
Volume/Pages 42 (4) p. 334-46
Subject Matter Social Research
Abstract Uses lifespan and ecological frameworks to investigate the factors associated with early adolescent sexual activity. Results from 803 African American and Hispanic adolescents suggest a high prevalence of early sexual activity, corresponding to higherrates of childbearing and risky sexual behavior when compared to sexual activity initiated in later adolescence.