Late adolescence is a period when many youth become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University studied the degree to which two such behaviors, adolescent sexual behaviors and gambling, affected African American youth in nine primary schools in Baltimore, MD. In data collected from a cohort study, they assessed whether certain adolescent sexual behaviors linked with unintended consequences such as adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections [STI] are associated with gambling behaviors.
Research links risky behaviors of gambling and sex
By Dr Ramesh Manocha|2014-03-04T01:00:51+10:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: adolescence, adolescent pregnancy, African American, gambling, Johns Hopkins University, Mailman School of Public Health, sex, sexual behaviours, sexually transmitted infections, STI|0 Comments