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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 skillslower 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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