Lynn Ponton

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Dr. Lynn Elisabeth Ponton (born 3 October 1951) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of the books The Sex Lives of Teenagers and The Romance of Risk. Her work in the area of adolescent risk-taking has had a high profile at a time of newfound sexual conservatism. Her media publications include MTV, Salon.com, 60 Minutes, and many more.

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Faculty appointments[edit]

  • 1994–present, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1988-1994, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1983-1988, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Books[edit]

  • The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do The Things They Do (1997) ISBN 978-0-465-07076-3
  • The Sex Lives of Teenagers: Revealing the Secret World of Adolescent Boys and Girls (2000) ISBN 978-0-452-28260-5
  • Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behavior (Issues in Clinical Child Psychology) (1996, Edited by Ralph DiClemente, William B. Hansen and Lynn E. Ponton) ISBN 978-0-306-45147-8

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