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  • Teen Pregnancies Among Teenage Girls
    1,430 words
    Before successfully preventing teen pregnancies among teenage girls, there are many underlying causes and facts about the dilemma that must be first exposed. Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nu...
  • Sex An Contraception Through High School Programs
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    Condoms in High Schools "Approximately four million teens get a sexually transmitted disease every year" (Scripps 1). Todays numbers of sexually active teens differ greatly from that of just a few years ago. Which in return, projects that not only the risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has risen, but the actual numbers of those infected rise each year as well. These changes have not gone unnoticed. In fact have produced adaptations as to how society educates its you...
  • Sexual Activity And Birth Control Use
    699 words
    Pregnancies among America's teenagers have caught the nation's attention as one of our greatest troubles. A Gallup poll conducted on May 23 and 24 of 1999 found that 7 percent of those surveyed reported that youth / teen pregnancy was "the most important problem facing this country today" (Gallup Organization, 1999). It was the fifth most common specific problem reported. The concern about teen pregnancy has even led to national goals regarding its reduction. The first family planning objective ...
  • Attitudes About Sex And Sexual Behaviour
    2,140 words
    In Manitoba, 6 teenagers become pregnant every day. This gives us one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Canada, 55 pregnancies per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 years (web). What does this say about adolescent sexuality in our province, and even in our community. Why are so many teens sexually active? And are they physically and emotionally ready to have sex? Adolescent sexuality has increased whereas the age of adolescents decreases. There were 2,205 pregnancies among 10-19 year olds in 1999/2000...
  • Teenage Sexuality And Birth Control
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    Teenage sexuality and birth control are topics of conversation that many adults find themselves unwilling to discuss. However, ignoring these issues will not make them disappear. The fact of the matter remains that teens are having sex and need to be properly educated to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Because of the large number of unplanned teen pregnancies, the distribution of birth control amongst teens is a much-needed practice. However, many ad...
  • Teen Sexuality
    1,106 words
    Opening: Discovering and forming one's sexual identity is a focal point of adolescence. A Teenagers decision about sexuality are influenced by all factors such as love, substance abuse, poverty, family, sexual abuse, racism and religion. A study in the United states done by Dan Habib says, everyday, three thousand teenagers becomes pregnant. Eighty percent of young Americans have intercourse before they turn twenty, and thousands of people in their twenties are dying after having contracted HIV ...

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