Doswell, Willa M.; Kouyate, Malick; Taylor, Jerome
September 2003
American Journal of Health Studies;2003, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p195
Academic Journal
Many African American girls begin pubertal development very early and run the risk of engaging in early sexual behavior and its harmful consequences. Health and educational programs are attempting to provide them with the help they need to avoid inappropriate sexual behaviors at such a young age. However, local and national statistics indicate that oral and vaginal sexual intercourse are occurring in rising numbers among this group. Spirituality may be an important variable in health promotion to prevent early sexual behavior. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of spirituality in preventing early sexual behavior among these girls.


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