HIV/STD prevention benefits of living in supportive families: a prospective analysis of high risk African-American female teens

Am J Health Promot. Jan-Feb 2002;16(3):142-5, ii. doi: 10.4278/0890-1171-16.3.142.


The relationship between family and sexual activity-related factors were measured among 522 African American adolescent girls recruited from schools and clinics in Birmingham, Alabama. Girls living with a mother in a supportive family were more likely to use condoms when having sex, less likely to have recent emotional abuse from their sex partners, less fear and higher self-efficacy in negotiating use of a condom, and fewer partner-related barriers to safer sex.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • African Americans / psychology*
  • Alabama
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / ethnology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Parent-Child Relations / ethnology*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Safe Sex / ethnology*
  • Self Efficacy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / ethnology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Social Support*