Sexual Activity Among Teens

835 WordsApr 14, 20024 Pages
"In the united states, we have the pregnancy rates of industrialized nations". The teen pregnancy rates for the United States are two times as high than those of Canada, France, and England. "Each year more than 1 million U.S. teenagers become pregnant; one in nine aged 15-19 and one in five who are sexually active. " How does environmental factors, sex education, etc; lead to ; lead to sexual activity which can cause pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases". Female teenagers in 1995 had first sexual intercourse at a younger age than in 1988. Females who have had their first sexual experience before age 15 was at 19% up 8% from 1988. about 35% of first sexual intercourse experience takes place without the use of any…show more content…
They fear that their parents will explode in a temper tantrum so they back off. Teenagers need to be informed that there backs are not against the wall and there are options and people to talk to. Free hotlines, doctors , counselors, and agencies that can provide them with advice, contraception such as free birth control pills or condoms and it's all kept confidential. At what level of schooling should sex education be thought to students. I was thought sex Ed in the fifth grade was it to soon? The point of sexual education in schools is to teach students about contraception, students about contraception, S.T.D.'s, and pregnancy. Is teaching students these sex Ed in such at such an early in there life promoting early sex? I think it's telling adolescents to yes go ahead and have sex but have it safely. Kids are being presented with all this information and told basically to come to a sensible decision on sexual conduct . whether they do begin sexual intercourse is based on their surroundings and way they ere brought
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