Predicting adolescents' longitudinal risk for sexually transmitted infection: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

@article{Ford2005PredictingAL,
  title={Predicting adolescents' longitudinal risk for sexually transmitted infection: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.},
  author={Carol Ann Ford and Brian Wells Pence and William C. Miller and Michael David Resnick and Linda H Bearinger and Sandy Pettingell and Myron L. Cohen},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={159 7},
  pages={657-64}
}
BACKGROUND Influencing adolescents' sexual behaviors has the potential to influence trajectories of risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young adults. OBJECTIVE To determine whether family, school, and individual factors associated with increased duration of virginity also protect against STIs in young adulthood. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health occurred in 1995 when participants were in grades 7 through 12. Six… CONTINUE READING
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