Risky Adolescent Sexual Behaviors And Reproductive Health

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Jacob Tracy. PSY 230 - Spring 2016 - PAPER ASSIGNMENT, REVIEW OF ARTICLE #1 Article. Scott, M. E., Wildsmith, E., Welti, K., Ryan, S., Schelar, E. and Steward-Streng, N. R. (2011), Risky Adolescent Sexual Behaviors and Reproductive Health in Young Adulthood. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43: 110–118. doi: 10.1363/4311011 Research Question. There were two research questions expressed in the study. One question expressed the concern if engaging in risky sexual behaviors led to a more negative outcomes in adolescence. The second question inquired on which behaviors had a link to certain negative outcomes. The hypothesis indicates that women between the ages of 20-24 (mean= 22) have a higher number of unintended birth rates and or STD’s than those of the age group from 15-19 (mean= 17) (Scott et al., 2011). The research dives in to find what brings about this difference and how it can be changed. Sample. The general population included 5,798 individuals who summed up to be 98% ages 20-24 (mean= 22) and the remaining were ages 25-27 (mean= 26). The individuals taken for the research included information based off of four in home interview Waves. The primary targets were students in grades 7-12 and were interviewed from 1995, 1996, 2002, and 2008. A total of 15,200 participants were tallied. 4,369 were eliminated because they did not fit the weight criteria and another 3,710 were eliminated because they were not of the age of 16 years old by the third Wave
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