HISTORY OF SEXUAL ABUSE INCREASES RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN ADOLESCENTS
According to Dr. Larry K. Brown and associates, from Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence, adolescents with a history of sexual abuse are significantly more likely than their counterparts to engage in sexual behavior that puts them at risk for HIV infection. Dr. Brown's group assessed 116 sexually active adolescents in intensive psychiatric treatment, of whom 61 had a history of sexual abuse.
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