Tag: sexual activity

1. Youth have continued to engage in romantic relationships and sexual activity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic  2. Access to sexual health educations, services, and resources are required to meet the  needs of young adults and adolescents  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures and stay-at-home orders...
1. In this meta-analysis, higher parental monitoring, knowledge of behavior, and rule enforcement were associated with delayed sexual intercourse among adolescents. 2. Higher parental monitoring was associated with increased contraceptive and condom use in sexually active adolescents. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: Adolescence is increasingly understood as a distinct...
1. In a study evaluating parental desensitization to movies containing violent and sexual content, parents were found to consistently lower their acceptable age minimum for children to watch these movies after watching the scenes themselves. 2. Parents who watched the most movies in the past week were less restrictive in allowing...
1. Adolescents who engaged in active sexting (sending a sexually explicit text message) were more likely to be sexually active 1 year later compared to those who engaged in passive sexting (asking or being asked for a sext); however the former were not any more likely to engage in...
1. Twenty percent of surveyed middle school students with access to a text-capable cell phone reported receiving sexually explicit text messages or “sexts,” while 5% reported sending sexts. 2. Both receiving and sending sexts were associated with sexual activity; students texting more than 100 times per day were more likely...
Image: PD 1. Adolescents who reportedly engaged in sexting were 4 to 7 times more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors and also had greater intentions to have sex when compared to those who did not report sexting. 2. Those engaging in sexting reported greater perceived approval for sexual...
Image: PD 1. Teen pregnancy and consensual sex were more prevalent among adolescents older than 12 years.  2. Sexual activity was rare among adolescents 12 years old or younger, but nonconsensual sex was more prevalent among this group. 3. Teens younger than 15 years of age were less likely to use contraception with...