Study Highlights Dads’ Role In Teens’ Sexual Behavior.

The Washington Post (10/23, Rowan) reports that “fathers’ attitudes toward teen sex and the emotional closeness of their relationship with their teens have a sizable influence on their teens’ sexual behavior, separate from the influence of moms, a new review of studies suggests.” According to the article, “the review showed that dads’ attitudes toward teen sexual behavior were linked to the age at which teens first had sex.” Citing the studies in the review, the Post points out that “teens whose dads approved of adolescent sexual activity tended to start having sex earlier than teens whose dads did not approve.” The findings were published last week in the journal Pediatrics.

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— “Fathers play key role in teens’ sexual behavior, says study, “Karen Rowan, The Washington Post, October 22, 2012.

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