PROTECTIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIORS: THE ROLE OF PARENT-TEEN SEXUAL MESSAGES
Engagement in protective sexual behaviors, including condom use, STI/STD testing, and communication with a sexual partner, are important for preventing an unplanned pregnancy and acquiring a sexually transmitted infection or disease. Prior research suggests that parent-teen communication about sex is associated with engagement in protective sexual behaviors. In addition, research suggests that body image is related to protective sexual behaviors. Therefore, the proposed study examined relations between frequency of parent-teen communication about sex, accepting versus restrictive messages about ...
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