Childhood behavior problems linked to sexual risk taking in young adulthood: a birth cohort study.

OBJECTIVE To study whether behavioral and emotional problems during childhood predicted early sexual debut, risky sex at age 21 years, and sexually transmitted infections up to age 21 years. Some possible mediational pathways were also explored. METHOD Participants were enrolled in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (n = 1,037), a… CONTINUE READING