The study also suggests that early sex may play a role in helping these teens develop better social relationships in early adulthood. Health Ed Res. Low Humidity. Parental living situation at age 14 was then categorized as living with two biological or adoptive parents or living in any other parental or nonparental situation. Early age of first sex chronological age at coitarche almost completely mediated the association between early menarche and early pregnancy among the White girls, but this was not the case among the Black girls. There was a significant three-way interaction of the effects of race and sex and pubertal timing on early sexual intercourse. Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
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On the other hand, delaying sex can have positive effects for adolescents. Sexual intercourse among adolescents maltreated before age Differences in sample characteristics as a function of sex are presented in Table 2. Data were obtained from the first data release of the continuous National Survey of Family Growth NSFG comprised of face-to-face interviews with women aged 15—44 years, collected between July and December