3048.0 Influencing Adolescent Sexual Risk-taking

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session reviews the most recent research on adolescent sexual behavior and well-being. Topics include the effectiveness of virginity pledges, STD prevalence, and the current rise in teenage pregnancy.
Session Objectives: Discuss the role of virginity pledges in adolescent pregnancy prevention. Describe the link between selected factors (i.e., youth assets, community factors, maternal hiv serostatus) and engaging in risky sexual behaviors as an adolescent. Explain factors contributing to the recent increase in the national rate of teenage births.
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

Impact of community associated risks on teenage births in New Jersey communities
Bongguk Jin, Ph D, Nancy Erickson, MSW and Don Dykstra
Virginity pledges and initiation of sexual intercourse: The Youth Asset Survey
Diana Bensyl, PhD, Roy Oman, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD, Eleni Tolma, MPH, PhD, Cheryl Aspy, PhD and Janene Fluhr, MA
Youth Asset Group Associations with Safer Sex Practices
Cheryl Aspy, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD, Eleni Tolma, MPH, PhD, Roy Oman, PhD and Janene Fluhr, MS
Influence of Maternal HIV Serostatus on Mother-Daughter Sexual Risk Communication and Adolescent Engagement in HIV Risk Behaviors
Julie A. Cederbaum, PhD, MSW, MPH, M. Katherine Hutchinson, PhD, RN and Loretta S. Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)