The statistics that accompany knowledge of teenage sexual intercourse are fairly alarming for many people. What makes this even more alarming for North Americans, is that European teen are more likely to use contraceptives. That means that teens in Canada and the U.
By Douglas J. Besharov and Karen N. As a result, there will be about 1 million pregnancies, resulting inabortions,miscarriages andlive births.
On the last track, we discussed four common misunderstandings teens have regarding sex. This will include five negative consequences and five positive consequences to premarital sex. You knew you were wrong!
The uproar that followed a November episode of Fox's "Glee" in which two teen couples had sex for the first time may have some scientific legs. New research shows sex during the adolescent years could affect mood and brain development into adulthood. The study, which was carried out on hamsters, reveals how social experiences during adolescence when the brain is still developing can have broad consequences, say the researchers from Ohio State University College of Medicine.
The study, according to the researchers, suggests that parents should be sure to talk with their kids about the potential negative effects of having oral sex, not only intercourse. The findings are based on a series of surveys given to students at two public high schools, beginning in ninth grade when they were 14 years old. Of these, reported having oral sex, vaginal sex or both by the spring of tenth grade.
Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to know about sex, take a few minutes and read on. Your doctor wants to make sure you know the facts.
I am with my boyfriend or girlfriend. That is where the legal issues become very serious and most teens and their parents are not aware of the potential life changing consequences they could face. There may or may not be alcohol or drugs involved, or the younger person may or may not be truthful about his or her age statistically it is girls that are the younger gender involved.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. It should not be surprising that adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, who have the highest rates of fertility for their age in the world, face probably the highest risks of pregnancy-related mortality, of delivery complications, and of premature births or low-birthweight babies. Teenage pregnancy in Africa also has important social and economic outcomes, the most highly publicized of which stem from lost educational opportunities when pregnancy forces young women to leave school.
Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. CDC data show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are at substantial risk for serious health outcomes as compared to their peers. Sexual risk behaviors place youth at risk for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases STDsand unintended pregnancy:.