Teenage drug abuse and sexual health

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Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth

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Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version. Although substance misuse can occur at any age, the teenage and young adult years are particularly critical at-risk periods. Research shows that the majority of adults who meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder started using substances during their teen and young adult years. Teen substance use is also associated with sexual risk behaviors that put young people at risk for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and pregnancy. Studies conducted among teens have identified an association between substance use and sexual risk behaviors such as ever having sex, having multiple sex partners, not using a condom, and pregnancy before the age of 15 years of age. Researchers have found that as the frequency of substance use increases, the likelihood of sex and the number of sex partners also increases. Teens who reported no substance use are the least likely to engage in sexual risk-taking.

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Brook and J. A standard self-report questionnaire was adapted to ensure linguistic and cultural relevance. Cohorts were drawn from higher- and lower-risk geographic areas and from various self-reported ethnic groups.