Interpersonal and personal factors influencing sexual debut among Mexican-American young women in the United States.

@article{Gilliam2007InterpersonalAP,
  title={Interpersonal and personal factors influencing sexual debut among Mexican-American young women in the United States.},
  author={Melissa Lynn Gilliam and Amy Berlin and Mike Kozloski and Maida Hernandez and Maureen E Grundy},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          495-503
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to better understand factors influencing the age of sexual initiation among Latina youth. METHODS Prior qualitative research with young women from the target population and the existing literature determined the theoretical framework for this study. A quantitative instrument was then developed and pre-tested. We enrolled a convenience sample of predominantly Mexican-American adolescent and young adult women from the west side of Chicago. A total of 271… CONTINUE READING
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