Prevalence and Predictors of Sexual Risks Among Homeless Youth

  title={Prevalence and Predictors of Sexual Risks Among Homeless Youth},
  author={L. Halc{\'o}n and A. Lifson},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • L. Halcón, A. Lifson
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • This study examined prevalence of sexual risks among homeless adolescents and described factors associated with those risks. Community-based outreach methods were used successfully to access this difficult-to-reach population. The sample included 203 homeless youth aged 15–22 recruited from community sites. Questionnaire items addressed demographics, sexual behaviors, alcohol/drug use, STI history and testing, and pregnancy history. In cross-sectional analysis, 58.7% of males and 75.6% of… CONTINUE READING
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