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Cohesive, Trusting Communities Buoy At-Risk Youth Throughout Adolescence

Despite significant reductions in the U.S. teenage pregnancy rate over the last 20 years, disparities based on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location persist. The most recent data show, for example, that African-Americans had the hig ...

In the United States, teenagers drive less than all but the oldest people, but their youthfulness and driving inexperience result in disproportionately high crash rates. However, teenagers' crash risk is lower than it used to be, and graduated driver ...

Effective Health Interventions for Adolescents That Could Be Integrated With Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programs

Abstract: Purpose: We reviewed published data to identify health interventions for 9–15-year-old girls and boys that could to be usefully integrated with programs of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).Methods ...

Avoiding Adolescent Pregnancy: A Longitudinal Analysis of African-American Youth

Abstract: Purpose: The timing and social context of pregnancy have significant implications for the well-being of African-American young people. Rarely, however, do studies focus on identifying the developmental processes associated with young people' ...

The Effect on Teenage Risky Driving of Feedback From a Safety Monitoring System: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract: Purpose: Teenage risky driving may be due to teenagers not knowing what is risky, preferring risk, or the lack of consequences. Elevated gravitational-force (g-force) events, caused mainly by hard braking and sharp turns, provide a valid measure ...

Effectiveness of a Brief Parent-Directed Teen Driver Safety Intervention (Checkpoints) Delivered by Driver Education Instructors

Abstract: Background: The Checkpoints program (Checkpoints) uses a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement (PTDA) to help parents monitor teens' driving, and has shown efficacy in increasing parental restrictions on teens' driving and decreasing teens' ...

Exploration of Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Traumatic Brain Injury Among American Youth Athletes and Their Parents

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Predictors of Continuation and Cessation of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Abstract: Purpose: This paper reports the first prospective study of risk factors for continuation of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) during adolescence.Methods: We examined whether NSSI became more severe among those continuing to self-injure 1 year later, ...

Weightism, Racism, Classism, and Sexism: Shared Forms of Harassment in Adolescents

Abstract: Purpose: To document the prevalence of harassment on the basis of weight, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, as well as sexual harassment, among a diverse population of adolescents. ...

Fears of Violence During Morning Travel to School

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A Theater Intervention to Prevent Teen Dating Violence for Mexican-American Middle School Students

Abstract: Purpose: To test a theater intervention designed to raise awareness of the dynamics and consequences of teen dating violence (TDV) and to facilitate creation of nonviolent responses to TDV among Latino and Latina adolescents. The intervention was ...

Interventions to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth in Alternative Schools: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract: Purpose: This paper presents results from a randomized controlled trial that assessed the short- and longer-term impact of a skills-based HIV/STI/pregnancy prevention curriculum, service learning, and the combination.Methods: The study featured a ...

A Human Immunodeficiency Virus Posttest Video to Increase Condom Use Among Adolescent Emergency Department Patients

Abstract: Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of a theory-based HIV educational video tool with in-person HIV counseling in promoting safer sex behaviors among adolescent patients of an urban Emergency Department (ED).Methods: This was a randomized contr ...

Identification and Characterization of Adolescents’ Sexual Boundaries

Abstract: Purpose: Adolescents’ decisions to have sex may be based on a priori boundaries placed on sex. This study addresses: (1) to what extent adolescents set vaginal sexual boundaries; (2) the types of sexual boundaries most and least likely to be endo ...

Sexual Partner Accumulation From Adolescence Through Early Adulthood: The Role of Family, Peer, and School Social Norms

Abstract: Purpose: An early age of sexual initiation and sexual activity with multiple partners are risk factors for an array of detrimental outcomes. Drawing on social norms theory, this study assessed the role of subjective and descriptive social norms f ...

Sexual Health Promotion on Social Networking Sites: A Process Evaluation of the FaceSpace Project

Abstract: Purpose: This article reports findings from an evaluation of reach and engagement of The FaceSpace Project, a novel sexual health promotion project delivered through social networking sites that targeted young people aged 16–29 years.Methods: Mul ...

Ambivalent Messages: Adolescents’ Perspectives on Pregnancy and Birth

Abstract: Purpose: To examine, from a youth’s perspective, adolescent pregnancy and parenting in Baltimore, Maryland, a city with high rates of adolescent pregnancy.Methods: Six gender-stratified focus groups with 13- to 19-year-olds (4 female and 2 male g ...

Long-Term Satisfaction of Reduction Mammaplasty for Bilateral Symptomatic Macromastia in Younger Patients

Abstract: Purpose: There is controversy about performing reduction mammaplasty in younger patients. Although no studies show poor surgical outcomes, a paucity of data exists on long-term outcomes and satisfaction.Methods: A single center mixed-mode mail an ...

Early Puberty and Childhood Social and Behavioral Adjustment

Abstract: Purpose: Early puberty has been linked to higher rates of mental health problems in adolescence. However, previous studies commencing after the initiation of puberty have been unable to explore whether early puberty is preceded by higher rates of ...

Understanding Physical Activity Outcomes as a Function of Teen Smoking Cessation

Abstract: Objective: Recent evidence suggests physical activity may be protective against smoking initiation and increased smoking among youth. The present study explored the effects of a teen smoking cessation intervention supplemented with a physical act ...

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