ERIC Number: EJ409976
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Attitudes, Knowledge, and Sexual Behavior of High-Risk Adolescents: Implications for Counseling and Sexuality Education.
Melchert, Tim; Burnett, Kent F.
Journal of Counseling and Development, v68 n3 p243-45 Jan-Feb 1990
Examined high-risk sexual behavior in adolescents (N=212) involved in juvenile justice system. Found that youth were at high risk for unintended pregnancy, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and other sexually transmitted disease. Compared to national norms, sample reported very early mean age at first intercourse and high rate of pregnancy. Most subjects reported extremely unreliable use of contraception. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A