Risks of Teenage Sex

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Risks of Teenage Sex

Premarital sex is a huge problem in society today. People everywhere are not waiting until they get married to have sex. The young people having sex are not aware of the consequences and the risks that come with having sex. They just think it is fun and it gives them something to do but sex is a very serious thing. Currently more than 45% of high school females and 48% of high school males have had sexual intercourse. The average age of first intercourse is 17 years for girls and 16 years for boys. However approximately one fourth of all teens report having had intercourse by 15 years of age. Here are three reasons why teenagers should wait to have intercourse; Teenagers have a high possibility of not being able to finish high school if and when they get pregnant, sexually transmitted diseases, and health risks for both the teenage mother and the young child. Pre-marital sex can lead to life threatening circumstances and self destruction.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are infections that are transmitted through sexual intercourse with another domestic partner. Three million teens are affected by sexually transmitted disease annually out of a 12 million cases reported. Theses include Chlamydia (which can cause sterility), syphilis (which can cause blindness, maternal death, and death of the infant) and HIV (the virus which causes AIDS, which may be fatal to the mother and infant. As many as 1 in 20 teenage girls and women and more than 2 percent of the general population in America are infected with Chlamydia. Most STD's have no symptoms being reason why a lot of cases go untreated leading to the more serious problems. CDC Researchers found that nearly 1 in 20 women between the ages of 14 and 19, 4.6 percent of were infected. In 2003 87,7478 cases of Chlamydia were reported in the United States making it the most commonly reported STD, reported by the CDC. Becoming a parent is another risk that comes with premarital sex. When a...
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