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Introduction

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

in Premarital Sex in America

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743285
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894741 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the topic of premarital sex in America and highlights several introductory themes before describing the book’s parameters, data sources, and directions. Its brief discussions include the changing definition of premarital sex, the nature of emerging adulthood, the sexual significance of turning 18, and the scope of heterosexuality among contemporary emerging adults.

Keywords: emerging adulthood; heterosexuality; premarital sex; Add Health; NSFG

Chapter.  4943 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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