The opposite of sex? Adolescents' thoughts about abstinence and sex, and their sexual behavior.

  title={The opposite of sex? Adolescents' thoughts about abstinence and sex, and their sexual behavior.},
  author={N. Masters and B. Beadnell and D. Morrison and M. Hoppe and M. Gillmore},
  journal={Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  volume={40 2},
  • N. Masters, B. Beadnell, +2 authors M. Gillmore
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health
  • CONTEXT Little research has explored how teenagers think about abstinence and how it functions in their lives. These questions are particularly salient in light of widespread funding of abstinence-only programs in the United States. METHODS Data on attitudes and intentions related to abstinence and sex were collected from 365 adolescents aged 12-15 who participated in an HIV risk reduction program in Seattle in 2001-2003. Logistic regression analyses assessed associations between these… CONTINUE READING
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