Title

Adolescent Emotion Regulation and Parent–Child Discussions about Sexual Behaviors

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Sexual Health

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

Risky sexual behavior can lead to negative outcomes (e.g., pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections). Adolescents may engage in risky sex less often if families talk about sexual safety or if adolescents engage in emotion regulation (ER) skills, however, research is lacking on how ER may be a barrier to sexual health communication. This exploratory study was a secondary analysis of baseline information from 420 American adolescents referred for mental health symptoms and their parents regarding ER and sexual health communication. Significant differences emerged on adolescent ER between families that talk about sexual health and those that do not.

Volume

33

Issue

1

Last Page

108

DOI

10.1080/19317611.2020.1858381

ISSN

19317611

E-ISSN

1931762X

Funding Sponsor

National Institute of Nursing Research

Funding Number

R01 NR011906

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