Childhood determinants of risky sexual behaviour in adolescence: a prospective cohort study [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers: Prof Susan Rachel Skinner (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Eugen Mattes Prof Anthony Smith Prof Dorota Doherty Prof Martha Hickey
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Brief description This study willl identify childhood factors which influence an adolescents' likelihood to initiate sexual activity and a young age, and engage in sexual risk taking. The research team will use data from a large longitudinal study which has followed just under 3000 participants from birth until the age of 16- 17 years. Data has been collected, across physical, pyschological, developmental, social and environmental influences. Opportunities to reduce risky sexual behaviour will be identified.

Funding Amount $AUD 425,924.42

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

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