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Pubertal timing and early sexual intercourse in the offspring of teenage mothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21279428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Early puberty is associated with stressful family environments, early sexual intercourse, and teenage pregnancy. We examined pubertal timing and sexual debut among the 14-year-old offspring of teenage mothers. Mothers (71% Black, 29% White) were recruited as pregnant teenagers (12-18 years old). Data were collected during pregnancy and when offspring were 6, 10 and 14 years old (n = 318). Adolescents (50% male) compared the timing of their pubertal maturation to same-sex peers. There was a significant 3-way interaction effect of race, sex, and pubertal timing on sexual debut (n = 305). This effect remained significant in a model controlling for maternal age at first intercourse, substance use, exposure to trauma, authoritative parenting, and peer sexual activity (n = 255). Early maturation was associated with early sex in daughters, and may be one pathway for the inter-generational transfer of risk for teenage pregnancy among daughters of teenage mothers.
Authors:
Natacha M De Genna; Cynthia Larkby; Marie D Cornelius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of youth and adolescence     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1573-6601     ISO Abbreviation:  J Youth Adolesc     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-12     Completed Date:  2012-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-05-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333507     Medline TA:  J Youth Adolesc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1315-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior* / ethnology,  physiology
African Americans / psychology
Age Factors
Child
Coitus
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology
Female
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Models, Psychological
Parenting
Peer Group
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Prospective Studies
Puberty* / psychology
Self Report
Sex Factors
Sexual Behavior* / ethnology,  physiology
Substance-Related Disorders
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K01 DA025734/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K01 DA025734-01A1/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA009275/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA019482-04/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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