In this article, adolescent sexual behavior is discussed within a biopsychosocial framework. Prevalence rates for both coital and noncoital behaviors are presented, and trends in coital behaviors are noted over time. Special attention is paid to the role culture plays in the development of sexual behaviors. The discussion includes prevalence rates and trends of pregnancies/ births and sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and the impact of these outcomes for both adolescents and their offspring.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health