Effects of a parent-child communications intervention on young adolescents' risk for early onset of sexual intercourse.

  title={Effects of a parent-child communications intervention on young adolescents' risk for early onset of sexual intercourse.},
  author={Susan M. Blake and Leah Simkin and Rebecca A Ledsky and Claire Perkins and Joseph M Calabrese},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  volume={33 2},
CONTEXT The quality of parent-child communications about sex and sexuality appears to be a strong determinant of adolescents' sexual behavior. Evaluations of interventions aimed at improving such communications can help identify strategies for preventing early onset of sexual behavior. METHODS A school-based abstinence-only curriculum was implemented among 351 middle school students, who were randomly assigned to receive either the classroom instruction alone or the classroom instruction… CONTINUE READING
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