Sexual activity among adolescents in romantic relationships with friends, acquaintances, or strangers.

@article{Kaestle2005SexualAA,
  title={Sexual activity among adolescents in romantic relationships with friends, acquaintances, or strangers.},
  author={Christine Elizabeth Kaestle and Carolyn Tucker Halpern},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={159 9},
  pages={849-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the influence of preexisting social ties between romantic partners (ie, knowing the partner as a friend or acquaintance before a relationship was considered "romantic" by the adolescent) on sexual risk behaviors among adolescents. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS By using data from 6658 adolescents from Wave II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examined associations between preromantic social ties between partners and several sexual risk… CONTINUE READING
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