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Supporting Research

Existing Research about Parental Influences on Teen Sexual Risk Behaviors

A body of research concerning the role of the family in adolescent sexual socialization suggests that parents and other family members play critical roles in shaping sexual behavior through parenting practices and communication. Some of the research is outlined below.

Relationship between parenting and risk-taking behavior

Relationship between parent-child communication and risk-taking behavior

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Parents Matter

Research indicates that parents play an important role in adolescent sexual risk reduction.

Parent-child relationship
Parent-child communication

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