Stages of sexual readiness and six‐month stage progression among African American pre‐teens

  title={Stages of sexual readiness and six‐month stage progression among African American pre‐teens},
  author={Terry H Butler and Kim S. Miller and David Robert Holtgrave and Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={378 - 386}
We examined the range of sexual intentions and behaviors preceding sexual initiation among 211 African American pre‐teens assigned to the control arm of a longitudinal community‐based intervention trial. Stage of sexual readiness was assessed using the stage of change construct from the Transtheoretical Model, and patterns of stage movement during a 6‐month period were examined. Overall, 90% of participants were in precontemplation at baseline, with the proportion of participants in this stage… 

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