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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:562

Many mothers ignorant of children's sexual behaviour: Half of all mothers of sexually active teenagers mistakenly believe that their children are still virgins, finds a report from the University of Minnesota Adolescent Health Center. Teenagers were also ignorant of their parents' attitudes; 45% of boys and 30% of girls whose mothers strongly disapproved of teenage sex did not …

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