HIV/STD prevention benefits of living in supportive families: A prospective analysis of high risk African-American female teens

Richard A. Crosby, Ralph J. DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Kathy Harrington

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The relationship between family and sexual activity-related factors were measured among 522 African American adolescent girls recruited from schools and clinics in Birmingham, Alabama. Girls living with a mother in a supportive family were more likely to use condoms when having sex, less likely to have recent emotional abuse from their sex partners, less fear and higher self-efficacy in negotiating use of a condom, and fewer partner-related barriers to safer sex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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