By S. Claire Selzer (auth.), Donald E. Greydanus, Mark L. Wolraich (eds.)
BEHAVIORAL PADIATRICS has been constructed to supply the primary-care surgeon with a pragmatic consultant to early popularity of an intervention within the major difficulties more and more affecting the emotional health and wellbeing of our youngsters and youngsters. the 1st a part of the quantity introduces normal ideas of ordinary improvement, review, and remedy. half specializes in particular behavioral pediatric issues, with specific awareness to useful methods to prognosis, administration, and referral.
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These considerations certainly apply to sexual decisions and behaviors. Most religious systems offer restrictive or protective mandates for sexual behavior, for example, the Judeo-Christian ethic of reserving intercourse only with marriage. " One survey of youth from a religious institution found that 40% of its teens reported they have already engaged in intercourse. 4o Although much has been written recently about self-esteem and its effects on youth, a brief summary statement of understanding to date would be that positive self-esteem can exert a protective effect on adolescent sexual experimentation, not necessarily by delaying it but by assisting these youth in practicing "more responsible sex," such as by using contraception whenever they initiate sexual activity.
7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 1981. aPeak height spurt usually between III and IV. Axillary hair develops, as well as some facial hair. c20% have peak height velocity now. , continues for several months to years. b identity to become solidified, although this may well be delayed until the twenties (or beyond). The individual may have now matured to the point of abstract thinking (Chapter 1), allowing the late teen (or young adult) to be truly intimate with another in mutually rewarding behavior while taking appropriate awareness of the issues of contraception, prevention of STD transmission, and potential consequences of failures in these precautions.