Sexual Activity and Teenage Females Taking Hormonal Therapy for Medical Indications

Monica M. Elliott, Nirupama K. DeSilva, Amy B. Middleman

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The objective of this study was to compare the rates of initiating sexual activity between a group of 13- through 18-year-old females placed on hormonal therapy for medical indications and a group of 13- through 18-year-old females not on hormonal therapy for medical indications. Although the number of participants was low, there was no statistically significant difference in the rates of sexual debut between the groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007



  • Adolescents
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Sexual activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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