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ERIC Number: EJ810974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Parents' Views on Sexual Debut among Pre-Teen Children in Washington, DC
Walker, Leslie R.; Rose, Allison; Squire, Claudia; Koo, Helen P.
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v8 n2 p169-185 May 2008
Objective: Present US parents' perceptions about factors leading to early intercourse and strategies for overcoming them. Methods: Conducted analysis of eight focus groups with 78 male and female African-American and Hispanic caregivers of fifth-graders and sixth-graders (ages 10-12). Results: Participants gave the following primary reasons for early sexual activity: lack of structured activities, adult supervision, and communication; and influence of peers, society, and media. They suggested strategies targeting these reasons, and the need for parents, schools, and the community to work together. Conclusion: Incorporating parents' perspectives would help tailor interventions to the needs of the target population and increase parental support. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia