Publication

Dec 01, 2006
Authors:
Jennifer Manlove,
Elizabeth Terry-Humen,
Erum N. Ikramullah

Examines the associations between family and individual characteristics and having a first sexual experience before age 16 with an older partner, and between age and partners’ age difference at first sex and contraceptive use and having or fathering a child as a teenager. Concludes that interventions should target specific teenage populations, including males, to dissuade them from having sex at a young age and with older partners. Also, prevention efforts should target potential older teenage partners and adult partners of young teenagers.

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Authors

Jennifer Manlove
Elizabeth Terry-Humen
Erum N. Ikramullah