Early Puberty and Adolescent Pregnancy: The Influence of Alcohol Use

  title={Early Puberty and Adolescent Pregnancy: The Influence of Alcohol Use},
  author={Julianna Deardorff and Nancy A. Gonzales and F. Scott Christopher and Mark W. Roosa and Roger E. Millsap},
  pages={1451 - 1456}
Objective. Early pubertal timing predicts deleterious outcomes for young girls, including substance use, risky sexual behavior, and pregnancy. In turn, adolescent pregnancy predicts long-term negative consequences such as reduced educational attainment and income-earning potential. Despite evidence of the direct links between early puberty and negative outcomes, this study is the first to examine the role that alcohol plays in the timing of sexual intercourse and pregnancy among early-maturing… 

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