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Parental Family Experiences, the Timing of First Sex, and Contraception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21079724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
By investigating the intergenerational consequences of multiple aspects of family experiences across the life course this paper advances what we know about the forces shaping children's initiation of sexual and contraceptive behaviors. Our aim is to advance the scientific understanding of early sexual experiences by explicitly considering contraceptive use and by differentiating between the consequences of parental family experiences during childhood and those during adolescence and young adulthood. Thanks to unique, highly detailed data measuring parental family experiences throughout the life course and sexual dynamics early in life it is possible to provide detailed empirical estimates of the relationship between parental family experiences and contraceptive use at first sex-a relationship about which we know relatively little. Findings reveal (1) significant simultaneous consequences of many different dimensions of parental family experiences for the timing of first sex and the likelihood of using contraception at first sex, but the specific dimensions of family important for the specific behavior vary across racial groups; and (2) that parental family experiences influence the timing of sex and contraceptive use differently.
Authors:
Sarah R Brauner-Otto; William G Axinn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science research     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0049-089X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Res     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330501     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Res     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  875-893     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Mississippi State University.
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T32 AG000221-07//NIA NIH HHS; T32 HD007168-24//NICHD NIH HHS

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