Although more recent figures for Kisumu are slightly lower, the numbers are still alarmingly high, and higher than in other parts of the country [ 96 ]. The authors acknowledge and thank Dr. Health education programs for parents of adolescents might focus on improving parenting and communication skills, as well as on parents' knowledge, perceptions and beliefs about characteristics of appropriate romantic partners for their child, no matter the child's age. Age of sexual debut related to life-style and reproductive health factors in a group of Swedish teenage girls. We examined the following research questions:
Add Health was designed to examine the determinants of health and health-related behaviors of adolescents who were enrolled in the study in grades 7—12 during the — school year.
Sexual Intercourse and the Age Difference Between Adolescent Females and Their Romantic Partners
We estimated the effect of age gap on the odds of intercourse among females, using multivariate logistic regression to adjust for their age, race, religion, having a mother figure at home and mother's education. Only occasionally did a boy receive gifts from his girlfriend s. Ford K, Sohn W and Lepkowski J, Characteristics of adolescents' sexual partners and their association with use of condoms and other methods, Family Planning Perspectives,33 3: The outcome of interest, which we treated as a dichotomous variable, was whether a respondent had had intercourse with her romantic partner. Hegemonic masculinity and pornography: