Teen Sex and Sexuality

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Shameka Honore
COM 220
Barbara Hawley
October 4, 2008

Teen Sex and Teen Sexuality you asked what is this in today's teens. The subject of sex and sexuality often's scares parents. Talking to your teen about sex is not easy, its feelings that shake you are strong and confusing, some parents say the thought of there teens have sex are having sexuality issues brings tears and angry. No parent wants to think that child is having sex or even think that child may be gay; there is so much going own in today's society we really need to prepare our children for it.

We live in a world of sex and sexuality in young teens are like sponges in the beginning of their lives, they tend to soak up everything in their surroundings, study show that viewing aggression can have a huge influence on a teens , by spending time with them reading or watching what they watch or teach them developmental assets will encourage them to make better discussion in life, this world has changed drastically and we as parents, educator and individuals that care about young teens has to come together and do what is necessary to protect our young teens . Have you been putting off talking to your children about sex because you're not sure how to broach the subject? Stop putting off the inevitable! By answering your children questions as they arise, you can help foster healthy feelings about sex. Get tips for talking about the birds and the bees with your children. You have to be real with your kids if you don’t talk to them about sex and sexuality you get mad when they become pregnant well they tried to talk to you and you didn’t want to listen . Then you ask the question how can I become more involved with my teen well you need to talk to them, listen to them, and don’t try to be their friend be the parent. When it comes to our teens as parents, educators and people who are concerned about the welfare of our teens and the choices they make should be our first pority. Teaching them about sex and the conqunice, that come along with it should be taught to them wich should limited what they watch on television, or listen to on the raido.We have so many teens having sex and becoming parents at a early age, and gay teens and you wonder why the world is the way it is we are not teaching them. Among the findings that surprised me: Although prevalent attitudes on teen sex differ in Western Europe and the United States, the views of leading researchers and doctors on both sides of the Atlantic do not. Their opinions lean much closer to the European model. They tend to agree that the mixed message America sends to teens about sex -- authorities say, "don't" while mass media screams "What are you waiting for?"-- endanger our children. The outcome Levels of teen sexual activity look remarkably similar here and abroad, but U.S. rates of teen pregnancy, childbirth, abortion and sexually transmitted diseases are among the highest of all industrialized nations, despite recent decreases. Read brief accounts of how Western European and American perspectives compare. (By Elizabeth Agnvall Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, May 16, 2006; Page HE01) What Can Parents Do? While parents cannot control when their children will have sex or whether they will use contraception, their values and parenting style can make a difference, show studies by Robert Blum at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others. To help parents talk with their kids about love, sex and relationships, Blum recommends this advice from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: • Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes. • Talk early and often with your children about sex. • Help teenagers find options for their future that are more attractive than early pregnancy and parenthood. • Let your teens know that you value education. • Know what your kids are watching, reading and...
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