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Comment & Response
February 3, 2020

More Meta-analytical Explorations on Adolescent Sexual Health Interventions Are Needed

Author Affiliations
  • 1Graduate School, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
  • 3Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(4):390. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5878

To the Editor Widman et al1 systematically review and meta-analyze the association of parent-based sexual health interventions with 6 adolescent sexual health outcomes by showing that parent-based interventions can significantly improve condom use and parent-child sexual communication but not delayed sexual activity. The findings of this meta-analysis1 may serve as a reminder of the emerging worldwide burden on the undesirable consequences of adolescent sexual decision-making or behaviors. However, we would like to voice 2 concerns regarding the methodologic aspects of this meta-analysis.