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Teen Sex Statistics - Do "Trendy Sexual Behaviors" Give Reason to Brag
By Kacy Carr
How great is the number for those who indulge in teen sex, regardless of numeral configuration, even if that number be one, then it is a problem
and more so if both parties are unaware of what can rise from having unprotected sex. The outcome can be that of falling pregnant or catching a sexually transmitted
disease (STD.) Okay, getting together with the opposite sex will eventually happen at some time or other (if gay same agenda) so why not make that some time "the
right time." When is the right time, this will depend on what your beliefs are as to whether 15 16 17 years is ideal for a sexual relationship. Remember it is a crime to
have underage sex. If you are adamant to go ahead with coupling then at least do your homework first. You need to consider all possibilities which contribute to an
unwanted pregnancy occurring or worse still catching a disease that can do more damage that you can imagine.
Sex statistics should never really be taken
seriously because of imperfect measurements. Getting people to talk about their sex lives honestly is a difficult mission, especially if it includes a group that is in any
way marginalized, as teens are. However study goes on, to help describe and understand sexual behaviors among teens. Here are some facts on statistics and
sexual behaviors of interest?
In America nearly half of all 15-19-year-old`s have had sexual intercourse at least once. By the age 15, only 13% of teens have
ever had sex, you are breaking the law at this age. By the time 19, seven in 10 teens have had sex. The norm we find for having sex for the first time is that of 17.
Teens are wising up to the dangers than that of in the past where teen sex was greater in number. Thankfully teens are taking heed of the alerts telling of the
dangers from having unprotected sex. Thirteen percent of females and 15% of males aged 15-19 in 2002 had had sex before age 15, compared with 19% and 21%,
respectively, in 1995.
In England and Wales, the law on Sexual Offenses were changed. However the legal age for young people to consent to have sex still
remains at 16, whether you are straight, gay or bisexual. Although the age of consent remains at 16, the law will make no intervention unless it involves abuse or
exploitation. Under the Sexual Offenses Act you still have the right to confidential advice on contraception, condoms, pregnancy and abortion, even if you are under
the legal age. In the US different states may have different age laws for legal sex.
Unfortunately we still have the minute few who believe they know it all until
the inevitable happens. Many teens are prepared to take sexual risks despite more than ten years of public warnings. Teen sex should never be an event of chance
in hope God will make things right should they go wrong. Nip it in the bud so no prayers have to be said in regards to falling pregnant or catching an STD. The
outcome of intensive research showed new infections of the Aids virus in 1999 were the highest in over 10 years.
In reply from some teens who were asked
why so early for sex, was, "it is trendy and everyone one else is doing it" so why not me. Another point of interest was, it was a way of showing off where teens would
boast "Hey everyone I have done it." Well this may be the in thing to do but did you ever give any thought to showing off a bump on the belly or a prison ID number
when having your mug shot photo taken.
Many teens openly admit to that of feeling pressurized to lose their virginity. The most prominent fear from having
unprotected sex was highlighted as to an unwanted pregnancy (88%) and 87% said an STD. To keep safe you have to think condom. Using a condom is one of the
safest forms of birth control used and a powerful deterrent against catching a sexually transmitted disease.
We have the male and female condom. The male
condom is made of thin latex (rubber) or polyurethane and fits over an erect penis. Condoms are lubricated to make them easier to use.
A condom acts as a
barrier between the penis and the vagina, the penis and the mouth, or the penis and the anus. This does not mean sexual intercourse can not take place. A condom
will cover the entire penis to prevent sperm entering the vagina.
For women the female condom is made from soft polyurethane and is located inside the
vagina. It is held in place by a ring at either end; it lines the vagina and stops sperm getting into it. Using condoms bring no side affects unlike some other forms of
The female condom if properly inserted is 95% effective. Condoms have been known to split. Problems which occur from using the female condom
is - if it slips or moves out of place from not being properly inserted. You can find out more at any family planning clinic where contraception and advice is given
Below some useful resource centers should you need help and advice?
1 Get Connected - One-stop helpline for young people. This
organization evolves round youngsters who feel they want to run away from home or have already done so. Services include compassionate support, help and
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 open 1pm-11pm seven days a week
2 Childlike - an organization which provides a free, confidential telephone
counseling service for children or young people regardless of what the nature of the problem is.
National helpline: 0800 1111. Open 24 hours a day, 365
days a year.
3 Avert services are more connected to health
International aids & medical research charity.
Never be frightened or to embarrassed to seek help. Prevention is better than any cure. Pick up the phone for a brighter future.
(British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
Telephone: 0845 730 4030
Organization of many options i.e. dealing with unplanned pregnancy, emergency
contraception, free pregnancy testing and vasectomy services.