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Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation With Partnered Sexual Behaviors Among US Adolescents

Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation With Partnered Sexual Behaviors Among US... ARTICLE ONLINE FIRST Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation With Partnered Sexual Behaviors Among US Adolescents Cynthia L. Robbins, MD; Vanessa Schick, PhD; Michael Reece, PhD, MPH; Debra Herbenick, PhD, MPH; Stephanie A. Sanders, PhD; Brian Dodge, PhD; J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS Objective: To assess masturbation prevalence, fre- month, compared with 42.9% of 14-year-olds. In fe- quency, and associations with partnered sexual behaviors. males, prior masturbation increased with age (58% at age 17 years compared with 43.3% at age 14 years), but re- Design: Cross-sectional survey. cent masturbation did not. Masturbation was associated with numerous partnered sexual behaviors in both males Setting: The United States of America. and females. In males, masturbation was associated with condom use, but in females it was not. Participants: Nationally representative samples of ado- lescents aged 14 to 17 years. Conclusions: Sexual development is a dynamic pro- cess during adolescence, and masturbation is an endur- Main Outcome Measures: Solo masturbation, part- ing component of sexuality. Fundamental differences ap- nered sexual behaviors, and condom use. pear to exist between male and female sexual expression. Health care providers should recognize that many teens Results: Across age groups, more males (73.8%) re- masturbate and discuss masturbation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation With Partnered Sexual Behaviors Among US Adolescents

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.142
pmid
21810625
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Abstract

ARTICLE ONLINE FIRST Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation With Partnered Sexual Behaviors Among US Adolescents Cynthia L. Robbins, MD; Vanessa Schick, PhD; Michael Reece, PhD, MPH; Debra Herbenick, PhD, MPH; Stephanie A. Sanders, PhD; Brian Dodge, PhD; J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS Objective: To assess masturbation prevalence, fre- month, compared with 42.9% of 14-year-olds. In fe- quency, and associations with partnered sexual behaviors. males, prior masturbation increased with age (58% at age 17 years compared with 43.3% at age 14 years), but re- Design: Cross-sectional survey. cent masturbation did not. Masturbation was associated with numerous partnered sexual behaviors in both males Setting: The United States of America. and females. In males, masturbation was associated with condom use, but in females it was not. Participants: Nationally representative samples of ado- lescents aged 14 to 17 years. Conclusions: Sexual development is a dynamic pro- cess during adolescence, and masturbation is an endur- Main Outcome Measures: Solo masturbation, part- ing component of sexuality. Fundamental differences ap- nered sexual behaviors, and condom use. pear to exist between male and female sexual expression. Health care providers should recognize that many teens Results: Across age groups, more males (73.8%) re- masturbate and discuss masturbation

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2011

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