Girls may wait longer for sex when they’re close to their mothers

Researchers examined survey data for 2,931 boys and girls who were asked about their sex lives as well as their relationships with both parents when they were 12 years old, and again at age 16. Girls who reported higher-quality relationships with their mothers were 44 percent less likely to start having sex during the study period. “We found that a higher-quality relationship with mothers is a protective factor against early sexual initiation for girls, but not for boys,” said lead study author Dr. Raquel Nogueira Avelar e Silva, a public health researcher at Erasmus Medical Center, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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