Sex in teenagers
Just some facts
750,000 teen pregnancies in the US per year
82% of those pregnancies are unplanned
Youth ages 15 to 24 account for 25% of all new HIV infections in the US and are nearly 50% of the 19 million new STD infections each year.
This process is tremendously flattering, as I prepare young people to create meaningful relationships. Usually the classes they receive in schools are about the anatomy of the genital area, how to prevent pregnancy and the mechanics of sex. Nor do they receive enough information at home.
Parents with the best intentions, in many cases are not prepared to have full conversations. Young people for different reasons do not always want to hear from the “elders” because they learned everything from their friends or the internet.