Associations of depression, self-esteem, and substance use with sexual risk among adolescents.

@article{Shrier2001AssociationsOD,
  title={Associations of depression, self-esteem, and substance use with sexual risk among adolescents.},
  author={Lydia A. Shrier and Sion Kim Harris and Maya Sternberg and William R. Beardslee},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={179-89}
}
BACKGROUND Adolescents are the population at highest risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Previous research has suggested that mental health problems, including depression and low self-esteem, may play an important role in the development and maintenance of sexual risk behaviors. METHODS National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health data from baseline interviews of 7th-12th graders reporting sexual intercourse in the preceding year were analyzed. Using logistic… CONTINUE READING
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