Parental influence on adolescent sexual behavior in high-poverty settings.

  title={Parental influence on adolescent sexual behavior in high-poverty settings.},
  author={Daniel Romer and Bonita Stanton and Jennifer Galbraith and Susan Feigelman and M M Black and Xiaoming Li},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={153 10},
BACKGROUND African American adolescents living in high-poverty urban settings are at increased risk for early sexual initiation and sexually transmitted diseases. OBJECTIVE To determine whether parental strategies to monitor their children's social behavior and to communicate with them about sexual risks help to reduce the initiation of risky sexual behavior and prevent the resulting adverse health outcomes. METHODS To assess the viability of these strategies, we surveyed a stratified cross… CONTINUE READING

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