June 9, 2017

Study of sisters helps explain dad’s influence on risky sexual behavior

Researchers have shown links between father involvement and daughters’ sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father’s behavior and relationships and his child’s problem behavior, including engaging in risky sex and affiliating with delinquent peers. But a study suggests that even though genes likely play a part, they may not be the whole story.