Values that Fathers Communicate to Sons about Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Marriage

  title={Values that Fathers Communicate to Sons about Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Marriage},
  author={Tanya M. Coakley and Schenita D Randolph and Jeffrey K. Shears and Patrick Collins},
  journal={Social Work in Public Health},
  pages={355 - 368}
ABSTRACT African American males between ages 13 and 24 are disproportionately affected by unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS; indeed, they account for 50% of HIV infections among all youth. Clear communication between parents and their youth about sex is associated with higher rates of sexual abstinence, condom use, and intent to delay initiation of sexual intercourse, which can prevent STIs and unintended… Expand
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