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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reading Proficiency & Sexual Activity

Girls Inc. released a study called "Girls Shape the Future" in which they collected data over a three year period on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescent girls. The study found that regardless of family structure or SES, the two factors that acted as positive "protection" (their word, not mine) from early and risky sexual behavior was the quality of their relationship with their mother and their grades in reading. Interesting, eh? Just another reason we need great libraries and librarians...

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