ABSTRACT OF THE PRE-PRINT RESEARCH PAPER
Couples' Discussion of Sexuality with their Adolescent Children: Similarities and Differences
by Mylene Mirasol C. Quiray, Master in Population Studies (June 2015)
The study shows that only 7 percent of both fathers and mothers discussed sexuality with their adolescent children. There are more mother-only than father-only who discussed sexuality with their adolescent children, as evident in 17 percent of mothers and 11 percent of fathers.Still, majority of fathers and mothers (66%) did not have such discussions.
Generally, for the four groups examined in the study, only age and socio-economic status are significantly associated with discussions on sexuality with adolescent children. Fathers and mothers who discussed sexuality are significantly older and of higher socio-economic status than those who neither discussed sexuality with their adolescent children.