By Barbara Sheen
Greater than 700,000 ladies among the a long time of fifteen and nineteen within the usa turn into pregnant every year. via goal dialogue, various direct rates, and full-color illustrations this name examines Why Is youngster being pregnant an issue? What Are the Origins of issues approximately teenager being pregnant? What should still colleges educate approximately intercourse? may still kids Have entry to contraception? How Does the Media impression teenager being pregnant? What Else might be performed to lessen teenager being pregnant?
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Teach teens how to have safer sex. ”32 Simulating Pregnancy and Parenthood Many schools supplement both abstinence-based and comprehensive sexual education lessons with programs that simulate pregnancy and parenthood. In family science classes across the United States, it is common for male and female students to be given a 30-pound (14 kg) bag, which they wear hanging from their midsection for a school day. The bag, which is known as an empathy belly, mimics the stress that pregnancy places on the body.
Some studies show that sexually charged music influences sexual activity among teens. health from the Internet than from sex education classes in school. Take Nicole, a teenager who had unplanned, unprotected sex with her boyfriend, then panicked at the thought that she might become pregnant. Not knowing what to do, she went online seeking information. She learned about emergency contraception in her online search. As a result, she visited a local reproductive clinic, which she also located online, and was given the pill she needed.
36 effective in reducing teen pregnancy than abstinence-based education. Researchers at ETR Associates in California analyzed and compared the results of eighty-three studies that measured the impact of different sex education programs on the sexual behavior of young people ages fifteen to nineteen. The researchers found that teens who received comprehensive sex education were 50 percent less likely to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education. The CDC attributes the current forty-year-low rate of teen pregnancy to increased use of condoms and other forms of birth control, which may be related to comprehensive sex education’s emphasis on safe sex.