HIV/STD prevention benefits of living in supportive families: A prospective analysis of high risk African-American female teens

Academic Article


  • The relationship between family and sexual activity-related factors were measured among 522 African American adolescent girls recruited from schools and clinics in Birmingham, Alabama. Girls living with a mother in a supportive family were more likely to use condoms when having sex, less likely to have recent emotional abuse from their sex partners, less fear and higher self-efficacy in negotiating use of a condom, and fewer partner-related barriers to safer sex.
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  • Crosby RA; DiClemente RJ; Wingood GM; Harrington K
  • Start Page

  • 142
  • End Page

  • 145
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 3