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Sometimes it can be challenging to find a good, quality website that you really like, especially when it comes to sexual health. I spend a lot of time on the internet looking at these types of websites and because I want to share my information with you, I have listed my favorite sexual health websites for teens.
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Just like adults, children and teens who express or identify their gender differently from their sex designated at birth are more likely to experience prejudice and discrimination. These experiences may create minority stress that is harmful for their mental and physical health. Compared to cisgender youth, transgender youth are two to three times more likely to have depression, anxiety, self-harming behavior, and suicidal thoughts and behavior.
While science has not yet allowed electronics to impregnate us, this question circulated in the news the day before the presidential election on November 3. Lost in the frenzy of the election, it was easy to miss reports of a new study in the journal Pediatrics that found a relationship between teen pregnancy and watching sexually laden television shows.
News organizations like Time, CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post and others around the world covered this study, validating its importance and suggesting that sex on television is a central cause of teen pregnancy. But is it really?
The authors document that those most likely to have remained in the study were younger, female, and had parents with less education. Among black teens in particular, those who remained were more likely to have been sexually active at the start of the study. By the end of the study, 91 teens, or fourteen percent of the remaining sample became pregnant or had gotten someone pregnant.
In addition to gathering information about sexual behavior, the survey asked teens how often they watched one of 23 predetermined television shows that the researchers determined had high levels of sexual content (including flirting, touching, kissing, talk about sex, implied sex, and depictions of actual intercourse).
Now back to sex and TV. According to the Pediatrics study, we can be 99 percent certain that being black and exhibiting problem behavior is linked with teen pregnancy, and 99.9 percent that being female and not living in a two-parent family is also linked with teen pregnancy. The p-value for these variables is about .01 or less.
Teen pregnancy is highest in racial/ethnic groups that experience the highest levels of poverty. Yes, lower income people might also watch more television, but the central causal factor is not what teens see on TV. Lack of access to and information about birth control, lack of access to the educational and job opportunities that might be derailed by early pregnancy, as well as cultural factors come into play to explain teen pregnancy far better than what is on TV. For instance, a recent New Yorker article described how evangelical teens are actually more likely than other teens to be sexually active but less likely to use birth control. Sociologists have hypothesized that cultural attitudes condemning premarital sex might make these teens less likely to use birth control, which teens might interpret of proof of a plan to have sex rather than something that "just happened."
I completely agree with the last line of this post. Reducing teen pregnancy is far more complicated than we think. I think one of the most important things to do that many people overlook because it is uncomfortable is having conversations with teens about sex. I've recently come across the writings of Dr. Meg Meeker, a great source on how to talk to teens about sex. The most recent book I read is Your Kids at Risk: How Teen Sex Threatens Our Sons and Daughters. I highly recommend to anyone with teens.
Bottom line is that you can't stop teens from having sex because it's a natural characteristic of teenage sexual development. You can make it more dangerous by denying them information that could keep them safe when having sex. And you could go on a sexual programming witch hunt with absolutely no results, because exposure means nothing if someone has a well-developed sense of judgment.
This article was interesting because I have some friends dealing with teen pregnancy's right now. It is very time demanding and stressful on them. In reality, there is no way of stopping pre-marital sex, it is part of growing up. I agree that the best solution is to have safe sex (condoms, birth control). I don't know if I believe the correlation with watching T.V. Every teen is different, wouldn't you think getting pregnant has more to do with how they were brought up?
I believe that teens have influence everywhere around them, so saying that what is on tv doesn't matter isn't necessarily a good conclusion because you want to reduce the amount they see. Evangelistic teens bring non-christian friends to church. I don't think saying evangelistic teens are more likely to have sex is quite the proper way to say it. I agree tv isn't the strongest influence, but it should still be considered as a factor in higher sexual activity.
Really nice work! Your article is unique, informative, interesting and is captivating attention of the readers. You have emphasized on a good point, only because it's true that teen pregnancy is a lot higher. I went through this myself, being pregnant as a teen. I am still a teen, but I think this article reminded my of family, because that's what i'm reading about in my Sociology class. When you get pregnant, by television, being influenced. However, it may happen. It starts a family, unless you have an abortion. It's common sense not to though. I see it, as God giving you a blessing, he's given you the gift of a family,with unconditional love.Amazing post.
The report on teenage sexual activities released Wednesday found that the rate of teenagers having sex has declined slightly from the last report released in 2002, but this change was not substantial. It follows an overall trend of decline in teenage sex in the last 20 years.
The birth rate of 39.1 births per 1,000 females is a historic low for the United States, which had teenage birth rates as high as 53 in 1988. But the report points out that the teen birth rate has fluctuated in the last two decades.
Historically, black female teenagers were more likely to be sexually experienced than Latinos and whites. The rate of sexual experience was 57% for black teenagers in 2002, but has now dropped to 46%.
A huge majority of them are too irresponsible to handle i.ntercourse. They think it makes them mature, when it is just the opposite. Se.x is one thing teenagers should not be worrying about. They have enough on their plates as it is.
What CNN and these researchers seem to be missing is, a lot of teens do not consider oral $ex to be "having $ex." This can skew the statistics on STDs because, of course, the teens are not using any kind of barrier for this. So, what kind of statistics are there on % of teens who have oral, who don't consider it "having $ex," who contracted an STD from oral, who are more likely to have !ntercourse if they have oral, etc.
I guess it depends on your definition of Se.x.... Remember we had Bill Clinton in the white house getting BJ's and intercourse in the oval office.....now that he is out of office and not such a terrible role model we have declining teen se.x statistics. However during the 90's we had a great economy and high teen se.x rates NOW during the Obama dictatorship we have a terrible economy and lower se.x rates. Do you see the correlation?
Whether or not you believe in waiting for 'the one', religious implications or not... S3x is going to happen with teens. It is very good to hear the % that use protection now, which is all you can really hope for. The psychological implications of both repressing and permitting permiscuity can have long reaching effects on a teen. Let them be kids, find their own path, and don't judge them (We were that crazy once)
I'm a 16-year old. I have se.x and I do not think it makes me seem mature. I'm not religious, and when I have a bunch of adults telling me that I will be punished and that I need to pray for forgiveness, it makes me want to do it more. Just because, as a teenager, I feel the need to question authority. From the view of an American teenager, se.x is something we will have if we choose to, whether you like it or not. It happens, and if we use protection, what harm are we doing?
I'm sure my parents want to smack me upside the head also. But seriously, every adult on here was a teenager at some point. You can't deny the urges you start feeling, and of course this is the rebellious stage in life. I don't think it hurts anyone, would you rather us be doing drugs and vandalizing? Because I mean, it keeps us busy. I don't do those things and I have straight A's in my classes. So, even though I'm not a virgin, does that make me a bad kid? I don't think so.
I am also a teenager and I did not realize that se.x and vandalism / drugs were the ONLY choices? I help my parents around the house, I baby sit my kid sister, and I chill out with my friends. Se.x is a topic, but not the ONLY topic. We get together, talk, play sports, have fun hanging out with each other. Maybe you should try it sometime.
I just read an article (possibly on Fox) where teenage Christian kids were NOT waiting. Those darned statistics... I grew up in church and it most definitely had no effect on whether or not I waited. It just made me more creative for schmoozing the chicas into it. Thanks Hey-soos.
I cannot understand why people think it is inevitable that teens will sleep around. I didn't. My sister didn't. I knew a lot of people who didn't. Then again they were all strong Christians. Also none of the factors on the survey would fit my reasons. I didn't do it because I believe it makes a marriage more healthy and it is beneficial to society as a whole. I don't want guys sleeping with my girl; why would I sleep with other guys eventual wife? It is like everyone sharing the same drink. 041b061a72