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Dilemmas of desire teenage girls talk about sexuality by Deborah L. Tolman

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Teenage girls -- Sexual behavior.,
  • Teenage girls -- Attitudes.,
  • Interpersonal relations in adolescence.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-249) and index.

StatementDeborah L. Tolman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ27.5 .T65 2002, HQ27.5 .T65 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 259 p. ;
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17719950M
ISBN 100674008952
LC Control Number2002024134

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