sex education

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex
Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people have spoken. In an era where information about sex and sexuality is pervasive on the internet, they say sexuality education classes at school need to be about much more than just sex. A report released this week by ... Read More »

Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex
Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)

Talking about sex with parents, especially mothers, had an effect on safer sex behavior among adolescents, especially girls, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of ... Read More »

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception
Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy. Obese adolescents who did use contraception were also less ... Read More »

Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training
Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimised after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the training, ... Read More »

New sex education kit free to schools
New sex education kit free to schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A unique sex-education resource will be released to schools across Australia next week in response to alarming research that shows more than 40% of teens do not use condoms when they have sex. Despite sex education currently being taught in ... Read More »

Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young
Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: I have a daughter who will start high school next year, but is already starting to look like a little woman. I also have a son who has just done a year of high school. There is a ... Read More »

Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens
Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctors are missing a prime opportunity to share information about sex with their teenage patients by failing to broach the subject during checkups, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published Dec. 30, 2013, in JAMA Pediatrics, found that ... Read More »

Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births
Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19 ... Read More »

 
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