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Pia Garcia, Contributor
 
July 28, 2011

New Study: Teens Look to Their Parents as Sexual Role Models

Research says that teens model their beliefs and attitudes about sex from what their parents teach them. By Pia Garcia
teens_sexual_role_models.jpgA recent study from the University of Montreal reveals that teenagers listen to their parents more than they let on: 45 percent of teens who participated in a survey said that they look to their parents for advice on sexual health and behavior.

Jean-Yves Frappier, president of the Canadian Paediatric Society and lead author of the study, stated that the results showed that parents need to be involved in their children's lives, even if it sometimes feels like their teens would rather they stay away. He adds, "Parents are the most important role models for teens."

The study was conducted via survey with 1,171 teens between 14 and 17 and 1,139 mothers. The survey asked questions about the participants' views on love, relationships, dating, and contraception. They also asked the teenagers who they thought of as their role models regarding the mentioned issues.

Professor Frappier was quoted by TIME.com as saying, "Parents are far more important than they think. It is the role of the teen to be autonomous and turn away, but it is the role of the parent to remain a role model."


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