Reducing Sexual Risk Behavior: A Clinic Based Approach
Funded by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project dates: July 2010 - May 2016
Principal Investigator: Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent

Interventions are needed to promote safe sexual behaviors for adolescents. The study tested and refined a practical, effective, and cost-efficient parent intervention designed to prevent adolescent sexual risk behavior in Latino and African American inner city populations. Parents received the intervention, which promoted discussions about sex with their adolescent children. The intervention can be used in healthcare settings that reach large numbers of parents and prevent and/or reduce future adolescent sexual risk behavior.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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