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