Sexual behaviour

Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development
Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex – and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions – explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behaviour. But an extensive literature review to be published in ... Read More »

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 »

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems and Risky Behaviour
Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems and Risky Behaviour (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. A new longitudinal study sought to determine why. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who conducted the study suggest that both direct and indirect effects of ... Read More »

One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP
One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. One in five young people are not submitting a specimen for chlamydia ... Read More »

Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception
Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from Indiana University has found that sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation. The results could eventually influence recommendations regarding how often to engage ... 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 »

Research Links Risky Behaviours of Gambling and Sex
Research Links Risky Behaviours of Gambling and Sex (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Late adolescence is a period when many youth become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University studied the degree to which two such behaviours, adolescent sexual ... Read More »

Sexpert Q/A – Genital playing in public
Sexpert Q/A – Genital playing in public (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: I have spoken with my 4 year old son about not playing with his genitals in public but if I’m not there to take his hands away, he keeps doing it. Recently he’s been doing it at school, ... Read More »

 
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