Protective Effects of Sports Participation on Girls' Sexual Behavior, 2000

Year Published: 2000

SKU: 301

Authors: Allison J. Tracy, Ph.D., Sumru Erkut, Ph.D.

Based on secondary analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this paper shows that among high school girls, participation in sports is associated with a later age of becoming sexually active. However, among girls who are already sexually active, the protective effect of sports depends on such factors as race/ethnicity and on where the girl lives.

Project: Sports as Protective of Girls' High-Risk Sexual Behavior

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