CitationSpriggs, Aubrey L. & Halpern, Carolyn Tucker (2008). Sexual Debut Timing and Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(9), 1085-1096. PMCID: PMC2491717
AbstractThe association between sexual debut timing and depressive symptomatology in adolescence and emerging adulthood was examined using data from Waves I, II and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Respondents who reported never having sexual intercourse at Wave I and were 18–22 years of age at Wave III were included (n = 5,061). Twenty percent of respondents experienced early (
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Author(s)Spriggs, Aubrey L.
Halpern, Carolyn Tucker