Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By: Newbern, Elizabeth Claire, Miller, William C., Schoenbach, Victor J., and Jay S. Kaufman.

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, these researchers find that adolescents from two-parent families have between 23 and 65 percent lower chances of getting a sexually transmitted disease than youths from other family structures, depending upon race and gender.

Family socioeconomic status and self-reported sexually transmitted diseases among black and white American adolescents. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 31 (9): 533-41.