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Study Shows Linkage Between Teen Girls' Weight And Sexual Behavior
Girls’ perceptions drive sexual behavior | Cornell Chronicle
Nancy Shute. The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus, which can cause cervical cancer. More than a few parents have worried that the HPV vaccine might encourage girls to be more sexually active. But girls say that's not so, even if they think, wrongly, that the HPV vaccine protects them against other sexually transmitted diseases.
A University of Pittsburgh study sheds new light on the relationship between race, body weight and sexual behavior among adolescent girls. The results suggest that a girl's ethnicity and her actual weight or perception of her weight may play a role in her participation in risky sexual behaviors. The study results are published in the November issue of Pediatrics , now available online.
There are many parents who believe that if they don't discuss sex with their children , then their kids won't engage in sexual behavior. That is simply a myth. Your children are being exposed to sex multiple times every day.