Interpartner Concordance on Relationship Quality and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Pregnant and Parenting Couples
A Study About How Interpartner Concordance Affects STI Transmission
Findings suggest that concordant reports of relationship satisfaction and affectional expression are protective against future STI risk. Strengthening romantic relationships may be a promising strategy for preventing STIs in pregnant/parenting AYA couples.
A study of adolescent and young adult pregnant/parenting couples found that when both partners reported high relationship satisfaction and affectional expression, their odds of having a future sexually transmitted infection significantly decreased.