Sex Involving Teens:

Fact:One in two sexually active young people will contract an STD by age 25. Find a health center and get tested.


Standard 1: The student will demonstrate the ability to implement decision making and goal setting skills to promote his/her personal health and wellness, thereby enhancing quality of life for him/herself and those around him/her

Learning Expectations:
1.1 Analyze the effectiveness of personal decision making as it relates to future health and wellness outcomes.
1.5 Identify choices and examine alternatives and consequences of each choice when making decisions as it relates to healthy living.

SPI:Identify sexual feelings common to adolescents and differeniate between having sexual feelings and acting on them.
SPI:Identify reasons for abstaining from sexual activity (e.g. unplanned pregnancy, infections, infertility, and life -long wellness.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sex Involving Teens

While a recent study suggested sexy media images might be to blame, a new study shows kids might also be motivated by relationship goals like intimacy and social status.

Teens want their relationships to bring them intimacy, social status, and sexual pleasure -- and they have a strong expectation these goals will be fulfilled if they have sex, according to a report in the June 2006 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

  • Nearly half (46%) of all 15–19-year-olds in the United States have had sex at least once.

  • By age 15, only 13% of never-married teens have ever had sex. However, by the time they reach age 19, seven in 10 never-married teens have engaged in sexual intercourse.

  • Most young people have sex for the first time at about age 17, but they do not marry until their middle or late 20s. This means that young adults are at risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for nearly a decade.

  • What are we not doing to help our teens wait to have sex? As adults, are we contributing to the pressure that urges our teens to have sex earlier?


    1. i really think some adults do contribute to the urges of teens having sex early in life

    2. i think because parents don't pay enough attention to their chlidren,and the child feel like they are alone and so they just go out and do anything,with anybody

    3. Ok. I'll agree that parents need to be more involved. But, if parents don't tell you to brush your teeth in the morning, are you not going to brush them? At what point do you begin to take responsibilities for your own actions?

    4. Ms. are right that we are initially responsible for yourselves,but when you have no guidance and you feel think you are free to do whatever, you tend to make the wrong choices. Sometimes it may lead to a baby or a disease.