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Unformatted text preview: Family stress • Cortisol levels Presence of unrelated male in home Other health issues in adolescence Sexual activity Teen pregnancy Substance use/abuse Characteristics of Sexually Active Adolescents • Personal: early puberty, tendency to violate norms, little religious involvement • Family: step, single-parent, or large family; parenting extremes • Peer: sexually active friends or siblings • Educational: poor school performance, low educational goals Risks for Teen Mothers • Education • Single parenthood • Poverty • Pregnancy & birth complications • Parenting skills—lower and lacking Substance Use in Adolescence • U.S. has highest rate of adolescent drug use of any industrialized nation • Use of substances in adolescents has stronger, more negative implications for human development than we had previously thought...
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