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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Child Trends Data Bank. 2013. "Statutory rape:" Sex between young teens and older individuals-Indicators on children and youth. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on instances in which children and adolescents under age 15 engage in sexual relationships with someone at least 3 years older (statutory rape). Topics include importance; trends; differences by race and by Hispanic origin; by parental education; and by age at first sex; state, local, and international estimates; national goals; and related indicators. Statistical data are presented throughout the report. A definition of statutory rape is provided.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Age factors, Educational factors, High risk adolescents, Racial factors, Rape, Risk factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Statistical data, Trends

Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle Indian Health Board. 2010. Reproductive health of urban American Indian and Alaska Native women: Examining unintended pregnancy, contraception, sexual history, and non-voluntary sexual intercourse. Seattle, WA: Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle Indian Health Board, 63 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information from a study on pregnancies, births, sexual history and behavior, contraceptive use, non-voluntary sex, and unintended pregnancy among urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women nationwide.

Contact: Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle Indian Health Board, P.O. Box 3364, Seattle, WA 98114, Telephone: (206) 812-3030 Fax: (206) 812-3044 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska natives, American Indians, Childbirth, Pregnancy, Reproductive health, Research, Sexual abuse, Sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Unwanted pregnancy, Urban population, Women, Women's health

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005. U.S. teen sexual activity. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides statistical information on adolescent sexual activity. Topics include: general sexual activity; first sexual intercourse; sexual partners and relationships; abstinence; contraceptive and protection; pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); sex and substance abuse; sexual pressure, assault and dating violence; and access to health care services. Major national data sets on teen sexual activity in the U.S. are identified.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Contraception, Dating, Peer pressure, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual intercourse, Sexual partners, Sexually transmitted diseases, Statistics, Violence

Rector R, Johnson KA. 2005. Adolescent virginity pledges and risky sexual behaviors. Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, ca. 20 pp.

Annotation: The paper provides results of an examination of data from the Add Health database related to virginity pledgers and oral and anal sex. It offers a comparison of pledgers and non-pledgers and of sexually active adolescents; discusses the role of social background variables and the focal point of the Bearman/Bruckner argument (which presents different conclusions using the same data); virginity pledgers, risk behavior, and sexually transmitted diseases; pledging and contraceptive use; information associated with the Bearman/Bruckner argument; and the overall impact of virginity pledges. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report and in a technical appendix.

Contact: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4999, Telephone: (202) 546-4400 Fax: (202) 546-8328 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Contraceptive use, MCH research, Risk taking, Sexual intercourse, Sexually transmitted diseases

Feijoo AN. 2004. Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003. Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 4 pp. (The facts)

Annotation: This report presents the results of an independent analysis of trends in four adolescent sexual behaviors measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System: (1) ever had sexual intercourse, (2) had four or more sexual partners during lifetime, (3) currently sexually active, and (4) condom use during last sexual intercourse. The results are presented in tabular forms, with brief textual summaries. A conclusion and references are included.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Condoms, Sexual intercourse, Sexual partners, Statistics, Trends

Richardson J, Schuster MA. 2004. Everything you never wanted your kids to ask about sex (but were afraid they'd ask): The secrets to surviving your child's sexual development from birth to the teens. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 448 pp.

Annotation: This book provides guidance to help parents' navigate their child's or adolescent's sexual development. The book presents an overview of the natural history of sexual development; tracks development from early childhood through high school, including child sexual behavior, sexual orientation, puberty, dating, abstinence, safer sex, and sexually active adolescents; and addresses two major risks of engaging in sexual intercourse during adolescence: sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Children, Communication, Contraception, Infants, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Prevention, Sexual behavior, Sexual development, Sexual identity, Sexual intercourse, Sexuality, Sexually transmitted diseases, Unwanted pregnancy


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.