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Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2007 Dec;18(3):460-70, vi.

Parental influences on adolescent sexual behaviors.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555-1119, USA.


Parents play a significant role in the sexual development and behaviors of their children. Parental monitoring and supervision are important avenues for keeping adolescents from risky situations and activities while the teen develops responsible decision-making skills. A supportive relationship between the parent and adolescent is important for enhancing communication and supervision. In this article we discuss programs that were designed to improve parenting skills to decrease adolescent sexual risk behaviors.

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