Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women
March 29, 2010
The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced adolescents have sex after a period of abstinence will help clinicians tailor counseling."
The subjects of the study were 354 adolescent females recruited at urban primary-care clinics. The women were interviewed and tested for STDs every three months, and they were asked to complete three months worth of daily diaries twice a year. They were followed for up to 4.5 years between 1999 and 2006. Survival analyses were employed to estimate associations between intrapersonal, relationship and STD-related characteristics and the risk of ending an abstinence period with sex.
Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health
03.2010; Vol. 42; No. 1; doi: 10.1363/4204310; Mary A. Ott; Susan Ofner; Wanzhu Tu; Barry P. Katz; J. Dennis Fortenberry
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