To reduce the risk of adolescent sexual activity, parents and communities should encourage youth in middle school, especially females who experience early menarche, to delay serious romantic relationships.
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Middle school students in Northern California were surveyed annually from 1997 to 2000.
For a sample of 1,214 males and 1,308 females who were sexually inexperienced in seventh grade, logistic and linear regression were used to explore associations between relationship status in seventh grade and sexual activity in ninth grade, controlling for sixth-grade and eighth-grade characteristics.
For some topics, associations were more pronounced among parents of younger teens.
Most adolescents reported neither frequent dating nor a steady partner by ages 15-16, although the prevaleance of such reports was related to friendship patterns in late childhood.The review gave away just enough to make me anticipate the film's climax and resolution, a reason why I have decided to remain conspicuously vague here. ), a troubled high school student whose poetry impresses her AP English teacher.Meg is still struggling to overcome the emotional abandonment she experienced after her father left.CONCLUSIONS: Prior social networking is an important element in predicting early sexual activity.Overall, youth whose mothers gave birth at young ages remain sexually inexperienced into middle adolescence, but certain subgroups are more likely than others to initiate early sexual activity.