Evansville Courier & Press
Sexuality Uncovered, Part I: Understanding what we know
Evansville Courier & Press
In addition to STI/D and pregnancy risks, sexually active teens experience more psychological issues than their abstinent peers. Alcohol, marijuana and other drug use is higher in this group. Sexually active teens have increased rates of depression and ...
11 Places Horror Characters Got Murdered While They Were Just Trying to Bone
As the wise nerd Randy from Scream warns early in the film, "There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. For instance, number one: You can never have sex. Sex equals death, OK?" And man, oh man, is ...
Teen Voice: Ignoring sex in
Despite the risk of an unwanted pregnancy, many sexually-active teens do not use protection while having sex. This opens the door for another problem: sexually transmitted diseases or STDs for short. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The share of sexually active teens who used at least one type of birth control the last time they had sex rose from 78 percent in 2007 to 86 percent in 2012.” And, Vox reported, more girls used more reliable types of birth control, such as “pills, IUDs ...
The sudden, incredible decline in teen births since 2009
The share of sexually active teens who used at least one type of birth control the last time they had sex rose from 78 percent in 2007 to 86 percent in 2012. More teens gravitated toward better types of birth control — like pills, IUDs, or implants ...
Infant simulators are an ineffective and outdated scare tatic
Most sexually active teens aren't aiming for parenthood in the first place. Maybe the real issue is that schools are trying to scare kids out of having sex, instead of teaching them how to do it safely. This is not to say abstinence is not an option ...
ICUMI (In case you missed it)
The day that abstinence-only education was introduced in schools should be a day celebrated in history. From that day forth, every single teenager — or at least most, right? — to sit through one of those super fun assemblies saw the error in their ...
Teen pregnancy rates plummet as more young people use 'effective' contraception
Rates of teens getting the injection went up from six per cent in 2007 to seven per cent in 2012. And the Pill went from being used by 26 per cent of sexually-active teens to 35 per cent. Condoms rates also went up. In 2007, 49 per cent of teens used ...
US teen pregnancy rate drops to record low due to 'increased contraceptive use'
Linberg and her co-authors found that while teenage girls' sexual activity remained constant from 2007 to 2012, the percentage of sexually active teens who used at least one type of birth control the last time they had sex increased significantly ...