Edward W. Hook III, MD
A meta-analysis of nearly 3 decades of research showed that parent-based interventions can increase condom use among teenage children but they do not delay the teens’ sexual activity.
Study researcher Laura Widman, PhD, an associate professor in the department of psychology at North Carolina State University, and colleagues wrote that youth aged 15 to 24 years account for half of the 20 million annual STI cases, even though they make up only 25% of the sexually active population. Additionally, teens are at an increased risk for unintended pregnancy.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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