Pubertal timing and adolescent sexual behavior in girls.

@article{Moore2014PubertalTA,
  title={Pubertal timing and adolescent sexual behavior in girls.},
  author={Sarah Rose Moore and Kathryn Paige Harden and Jane Mendle},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={
          1734-45
        }
}
Girls who experience earlier pubertal timing relative to peers also exhibit earlier timing of sexual intercourse and more unstable sexual relationships. Although pubertal development initiates feelings of physical desire, the transition into romantic and sexual relationships involves complex biological and social processes contributing both to physical maturation and to individual interpretations of pubertal experiences. Using a sample of female sibling pairs (n = 923 pairs) from the National… 

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