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Sexual Behavior Among High School Adolescents

- In examining sexual behavior among high school adolescents, the highest percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse were African Americans (58%) (Pazol, et al., 2011). In 2009, the CDC reported that 12% of sexually active students did not use any form of contraception at last intercourse, the percentage of females that did not use contraception was highest among Hispanics (16%) and African Americans (12%) when compared to White adolescents (6%) (Pazol, et al., 2011). In the same year, only 44% of sexually active adolescents reported using condoms at last intercourse and only 10% used condoms in conjunction with a hormonal form of birth control (Pazol, et al., 2011)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Pregnancy, Birth control]

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The Prevalence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

- Sexually transmitted diseases are not just for the young, promiscuous, single people anymore; the prevalence among our elderly population has skyrocketed. According to the CDC the rates of syphilis and chlamydia in Florida have more than doubled in our over 40 population since 2000. The number of cases for syphilis has increased from 140 cases in 2000 to 488 cases in 2013. Similarly the cases of chlamydia have also increased from 693 cases in 2000 to 3,297 in 2013. To what do we owe these increases of people over 40 being infected with both syphilis and chlamydia to....   [tags: Sexually transmitted disease]

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Risk Factors For Hiv / Aids

- Risk Factors Many older adults lack knowledge of HIV transmission and how to protect themselves. They are now aware of risk factors for HIV. So it is very important for older adults to have knowledge of all possible modes of transmission and the specific ones that are high risk for their age group. Older women and men have unique age-related biological risk factors. As a woman experiences menopause, she goes through age-related changes like vaginal thinning and dryness that can lead to tears in the vaginal tissues that could facilitate HIV transmission (Brooks, Buchacz, Gebo, & Mermin, 2012)....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Why Schools Should Teach Sexual Education

- I believe that schools should teach sexual education. I think this because kids that are in school during this age do know or respect the dangers of being sexual active. They don 't know what it means to be protected, They will know about their own bodies and that of other genders. I believe they will have a new found respect for themselves and others. Teaching about it encourages students to develop themselves into better people. Anyone who values themselves and others are better equipped to develop great relationships with others....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails

- In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison.      Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive measures has resulted in a degree of polarization which has hindered progress towards implementation of effective prevention measures....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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Binge Drinking

- Binge Drinking Drinking has become an increasing problem in our society. Many people now see drinking as a norm. Lisa McIntyre, author of The Practical Skeptic states that, “For one thing, we know that norms vary across societies” (152). So we also know that what is considered to be deviant varies across societies.” How could members of our society see drinking as anything but a norm when everywhere one turns alcohol is being advertised. Whether it be on billboards, busses, in magazine ads, or television commercials, alcohol is everywhere and it seems as though everyone is drinking it....   [tags: Papers]

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Abstinence-Only Sex Education does work.

- Abstinence-only Sex Education does work. Teenage sexual activity has sparked an outcry within the nation. With such activity comes a high price. Studies have shown that there has been a significant rise in the number of children with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional and psychological problems, and out-of-wedlock childbearing. Sex has always been discussed publically by the media, television shows, music and occasionally by parents and teachers in educational context. Teens hear them, and as the saying goes, “monkey see, monkey do”, they are tempted to experiment with it....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sexual Education in American Schools

- Sexual education should be accepted within public schools. Sex ed is simply a broad term for the learning of the human anatomy, sexual intercourse, and sexual reproduction, along with other sexual behaviors (ScienceDaily, 2014). Sex ed remains a controversy in many countries despite the majority of schools providing at least a small form of the education to the children. The controversy mainly focuses on the appropriate age of the children should be at to receive this kind of education, the amount of detail being put into the curriculum, and sexuality (ScienceDaily, 2014)....   [tags: sex education, sexuality, teen pregnancy]

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Sexual Values And Sexual Relationships

- I myself believe that my sexual values are that I am a heterosexual male when it comes to my intimate relationships but I do tolerate a somewhat homosexual relationship when it comes to close friends because it’s all jokes which is ironic but I believe that shows how close we are as friends and how comfortable we are with our sexuality and frankly I would feel uncomfortable with a friend that I couldn 't act gay or homosexual towards it would just make the whole relationship weird. When it comes to sexual activities I stick to mainly vaginal and oral intercourse....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Should Sex Education Be Taught?

- Sex Education in Schools At some point in their life, almost everyone is going to have sex. However, where do they learn about sex. Most schools have a health class that touches on the subject of sex or they have sex education classes. A lot of the classes happen in high school; however, some are being taught as early as middle school. The conservatives and liberals have debated for years whether or not they should ban these courses. The dispute over sex education in school has been tested to see if the classes decrease sexual activity among teens in the United States....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexual behavior]

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Overpopulation Issue Of Population Growth

- Around the world, people are concerned about overpopulation issue. Population growth mean the increase in the number of people that reside within the state or country (The law dictionary n.d.). Population growth is the root cause of most current global problems. Is not it. Different individuals have varied opinion about human population growth. This issue is the essential topic to debate all over the world. According to Garrett Hardin (1989, pp.11-13) famous essay called 'There is no global population problem ', he wrote: We are not faced with a single global population problem but, rather, with about 180 separate national population problem....   [tags: World population, Overpopulation]

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A Speech On World Aids

- A Speech to Change Congregation On World AIDS Day, Barack Obama, walked into Saddleback church already with the odds against him. Due to the fact, Saddleback is generally a conservative upper class congregation, and Obama being a liberal senator representing mostly inner city Chicago. One could see that Barack and the Congregation did not really mesh well together. Going into this Obama must have known he had to create a speech that would resonate with his audience. When presenting his speech on AIDS awareness in Africa, he had to persuade these people to donate money to another country....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, HIV/AIDS]

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What Is Human Papillomavirus?

- CURE THE WORLD PROPOSAL (WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2) What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus HPV is the name given to the HPV viruses that affect people´s skin and the moist membranes lining the human body. Examples of this virus include: cervix, anus, mouth and throat. There exist more than 100 types of HPV. Around 30 types of HPV infection can affect the genital area of the human body. Genital HPV infections are the most common and highly contagious, it can spread during sexual intercourse and skin to skin contact of the genital area....   [tags: Human papillomavirus, HPV vaccine]

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The Morning After Pill

- Women face with unplanned pregnancies, deciding between whether to end or keep their pregnancy. Many women have abortions if they didn’t want their child, while others have the child and hope to take care of him/her. There is a better step of stopping a pregnancy, by the morning after pill also known as plan. This is a common one two process that teens/women don’t really here about. According to the blog “should the morning after pill be used to prevent pregnancy?” No, this pill is outrageous. If you are so worried about getting pregnant there are ulterior motives to doing so....   [tags: Birth Control]

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Pat Barker's Regeneration

- Contraception is a word commonly used in society today. With hundreds of types, brands, and methods of contraception available, it is hard to imagine a world without it or one in which it was against the law. However, decades ago at the turn of the 20th century, birth control was not easy to get or looked upon as socially acceptable. It was during the First World War that society began to see the emergence of contraception and its acceptance. Readers can also see its emergence in Regeneration on page 128, as Billy Prior propositions his new love interest by stating he "always paddles with me boots on," a reference to the fact that he, as an army man, always wears contraception when having in...   [tags: Birth Control Pregnancy Essays]

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The Global Problem of Human Trafficking and What Some Countries Are Doing About It

- Human trafficking forces millions against their will to beg, prostitute, or work in sweatshops for the profit of others. It is a crime against humanity that affects almost every country. The definition of human trafficking according to the book “Trafficking in Human$” is, the recruitment and transportation of human beings through deception and coercion for the purposes of exploitation. Human trafficking is an on-going issue with negative effects on individuals and society. Under the umbrella of human trafficking lie servants, child slaves and adult and children trafficked or sold into sex slavery ....   [tags: Human Trafficking]

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Book Review : ' Ooh, Seeing Mandy And Amanda Team Up Would Be Nice

- Ooh, seeing Mandy and Amanda team up would be nice. That would 've been great if they had met on Shameless because Amanda is basically the girl version of Lip in a sense so they might 've gotten along. I think it would be interesting to see Mandy and Fiona in a relationship with a female. Mostly, because it hints towards that route in the show, mainly with Fiona. Maybe Elliot 's character just explains the fundamentals to Ian and helps him with this whole "sexuality crisis" he 's got going on. I can 't imagine a transgender person being okay with being an experiment with someone which is essentially what that relationship seems like it would be....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Vagina]

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Summary Of ' I Trust You Won 't Do Anything Fucking Stupid '

- “Evie I trust you won’t do anything fucking stupid. Pick up the items on the list.” Simon mumbled. Evie looked out the window at the snow that was beginning to fall then back at Simon. Simon answered her question before she even asked. “You can use Liam 's old jacket.” Simon said taking a worn leather jacket off the hook. “Here is the money, here is the list. Don’t fuck up or you will be in pain.” Simon warned. Evie nodded quickly. Evie pulled on a pair of boots and hurried out the door. She was happy to get a chance to leave....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, Shit, Cunt]

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Equal Pay Between Men And Women And Making Feminine Hygiene Products For Women

- We call ourselves the United States, yet we are anything but united. Social justice, which I believe to be the promotion of equality in money, opportunity, and rights amongst all people, plays a key role in todays ever-so-demanding society. Although many aspects can be affected by social justice, gender is major one. By creating equal pay between men and women and making feminine hygiene products for women become free, I believe that we as a society will inch towards creating a more just society....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Women's suffrage, United States]

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The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Safe Sex Behavior among Sex Workers

- ‘It’ first appeared in 1981 in the United States of America. Since then ‘it’ has only grown larger and by the end of year 2006, some 1,106,400 people in US were living with ‘it’ and around 21% were undiagnosed. Some 56,300 people become infected with ‘it’ in 2006 alone. ‘It’ killed 14,561 people in the US and its dependent areas in 2007 and some 583,298 people have succumbed to ‘it’ as of 2007 in US and the death toll is rising every passing day. (CDC. HIV Prevalence Estimates—United States, 2006....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Should Teenagers Have Access For Birth Control Without Parent 's Consent?

- The choice is yours Should teenagers have access to birth control without parent’s consent. The answer is yes, because statistics show this to be one of the main reasons for a lot of unplanned pregnancies. “In 2013, there were 26.5 births for every 1,000 adolescent female’s ages 15-19, or 273,105 babies born to females in this age group. Nearly eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage (” “Most teens tell parents about birth control use, But One in Five would have sex without contraceptives if notice were mandatory (” “But a law requiring that their parents be notified would lead a significant proportion 18% to have sex using no contraceptive m...   [tags: Pregnancy, Sexual intercourse]

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Should Comprehensive Sex Education Be Allowed in the School Systems

- Sex is sex therefore; the city of Memphis school systems should provide all the details and information pertaining to it. There has been a huge controversy on whether or not comprehensive sex education should be allowed in the school systems. Certain laws, such as the Tennessee Sexuality Education Law and Policy, require that schools to include comprehensive sex education in their schools curriculum. Regardless of the school system teaching abstinence, today’s generation will still choose to participate in sexual intercourse....   [tags: sexual transmitted disease, non married teenagers]

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Movie Analysis : ' We Do Not Own Pokemon '

- Disclaimer We do not own pokemon Thanks TwilightCrystalFlame was our only reviwer *Sad face * Maxie round 1 Maxie made his way to the seat like someone waking towards the executioners platform . Once he was comfy Rosa walked in doubled over from laughing. She 's still laughing from the questions she asked M43. "Beri lovey dubby for Tabby. Arceus that 's cute. Okay, next couple I 'm going to try lock up in a closet!" She grins somewhat evilly. "Okay, bossie 's turn. Okay!" Q1- Who are YOU lovey dubby for....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Don't Care, Magma]

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Why We Should Provide Universal Access to Sterile Syringes

- Due to legal restrictions placed on obtaining clean syringes, the transmission of blood borne disease is high among injection drug users. Addicts share and reuse needles because they have trouble obtaining sterile syringes needed to consume one per use or per person. In the past, many held the belief that the best option was to deny addicts all access to drug paraphernalia. Some still believe this is the best option despite evidence revealing how injurious this policy is. It is assumed to be beneficial for the addict and for society to deny easy access to drug paraphernalia....   [tags: Drugs]

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How to Stop the Spread of AIDS and HIV

- As we all know, diseases like AIDS and HIV are a growing epidemic amongst society. To counteract the spread of such diseases many foundations have been created to spread awareness of the harm they can do and how they can be contracted. Epstein, an author, writes an article about a foundation called “Lovelife” that advertises the importance of safe sex. There are a vast amount of ways to combat diseases, but the most vital way is spreading knowledge amongst the population. A good approach to this is for parents to build strong tie relationships amongst the youth....   [tags: diseases, awareness, sex, lifelove]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Lean On Me '

- Assume you are a 15 year-old teenage girl, you take school seriously, earn good grades, have a close group of friends that you can count on and want them to be a part of your life forever, and you have recently started dating a boy that you are crazy about. How can your life get any better than it is at this moment. Now, imagine you’re late. Your monthly visitor has not arrived on time this month. Your friend suggests that you take a pregnancy test, so you do. Fear overcomes you as you wait for the answer, then in a second your life has changed forever; You are pregnant....   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy]

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Stds, Std, And Prevention Of Stds Among Young Adults

- It is disappointing in today’s society that STDs has been looked over. The STD’s rate in young adults has been increasing as time passes. Young adults should be the most concerned in the United States, since STDs rate have been drastically increasing for them. This health inconsistency is due to many factors; this paper will be discussing the behavior, growth of different types of STDs, STD-related stigma, and prevention of STDs among young adults. STD awareness is important for this age group so protection is needed to help keep these teenagers and young adults healthy and help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases....   [tags: Sexually transmitted disease, Syphilis]

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Becoming Sexually Active As A Normal Part Of Development

- Becoming sexually active is a normal part of development that most adolescents take part in. Adolescence is a sensitive stage where teens are trying to find themselves and fit into society. During this critical time, teenagers are becoming more involved in more intimate forms of sexual behavior at earlier ages than adolescents in the past (Sigelman & Rider 2015). There has been a rise in concern about teens becoming sexually active when they are too young because early sexual activity is associated with risky behaviors that can lead to unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (Sigelman & Rider 2015)....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Fight Over Wellness Education in Public Schools

- How do we know that teenagers are getting all the information in sexual education class that they need. There have been restrictions of topics deemed “not suitable” for students in school. While teachers try to education teenagers on sex, because of the controversial nature of the subject, only focus on body parts and not what young adults need to know. Sex/health educations in schools have only been around for about seventy-four years in schools. It has been argued for the past 30 or so years whether all-inclusive or “abstinence-only-until-marriage” (advocates) education should be taught in classes....   [tags: sexual education classes, schools]

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What Can Schools Do to Prevent Teen Pregnancy?

- Risking The Future Introduction: To begin, societies have changed over the centuries. However, childbirth has not changed and children are still being born today the same way they have for several decades. One can remember a time when teenage pregnancy was a disgrace. When an adolescent girl became pregnant, she was either sent away until the baby was born or the baby was given up for adoption. Often times the baby was even raised as a sibling to its own mother. The other alternative for this situation was that the young man who fathered the child would marry the young pregnant mother....   [tags: adolescents, unprotected sex, childbirth]

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Ethical Issues with the World View of Contraception

- Ethical Issues with the Contraception World View Introduction: The mindset that leads to contraception is only self-serving and self-centered. People use contraception for selfish reasons every day. Children should be seen as a blessing from God, and He should decide when a couple has children. Today people try to use contraception so that they may decide when to have children. This is selfish and defies God. Different churches have different beliefs about contraception. Up until about 1920 -1930, all the churches had the same views on contraception....   [tags: birth control, religious view]

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Sex Education Is The Single Most Controversial Debate

- Sex education has been the single most controversial debate in the United States education systems within the past few decades, but was first introduced as early as 1905 where there was a rally for sex education within schools in attempts to eradicate venereal disease (The Beginning of Sex Education in the U.S.: A Historical Perspective). There was not much support at this time though, until the 1980’s when there was the HIV/AID’s epidemic. This was when more people became aware of what was growing and tried figuring out how to put a stop to it, and quick....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Teenage pregnancy]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Disney Studios '

- In 1967, Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with the Population Council, released an animated movie called Family Planning. The movie features Donald Duck illustrating the burdens of unlimited reproduction while a narrator describes the benefits of limiting family size. Donald Duck was used to promote the use of contraception as part of an international movement against overpopulation that flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. This film started the birth control movement in mass media. While this movie did help some with people reproducing....   [tags: Birth control, Combined oral contraceptive pill]

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Health Promotion Campaign : Human Papillomavirus Immunization Promotion

- Health Promotion Campaign: Human Papillomavirus Immunization Promotion Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that is common in nearly all sexually active men and women in the United States (Centers for Disease and Prevention, 2015). This common STI is a group of more than 150 related viruses with more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females (CDC, 2015). Often times, infected people may go on for years with no symptoms, thus making it hard for others to know that the infected are in fact infected....   [tags: Human papillomavirus, HPV vaccine, Cervical cancer]

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Educating Teens On The Responsibilities Of Teen Parenting

- Educating Teens on the Responsibilities of Teen Parenting Teen pregnancy in the United States is a huge health concern. Surprisingly, rates in the U.S. far surpass many other developed countries such as Canada, Japan, and Switzerland. In fact, “U.S. teens are twice as likely to give birth compared to teens in Canada and ten times as likely as teens in Switzerland” (Danawi et al.28-31). “Factors affecting the teen pregnancy rates include, income, education, social support, and environment” (Danawi et al.28-31)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Birth control]

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A Red Light District on Every Corner

- Throughout human history, most civilizations have considered prostitution as an illegal trade, but that does not necessarily mean that making prostitution illegal is the best choice. Many countries including the United States have begun to debate the merit of legalizing prostitution. Before making such an important decision, we must address certain questions. Would legalizing prostitution reduce some of the inequalities and abuse suffered by the men and women involved. Would society lose decades of progress in human rights and improving the status of women by legalizing prostitution....   [tags: prostitution, ]

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Advocating for the Rights of Sex Workers

- As a citizen who is extremely concerned with the protection of sex workers’ safety and rights, it is my pleasure to submit this document with my recommendations as to what changes should be made to Canadian law in the wake of the Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada decision. I am pleased to have seen so many organizations that I support (Pivot Legal, Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence, and the PACE Society) were recognized as interveners in the case that preceded this public consultation process and thus able to argue for the rights of sex workers....   [tags: social issues, safety, rights]

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Tactics Abusers Use to Control Their Victim

- Over seven billion people in the world and many unfortunate receive the toll of abuse, either by seeing it or experiencing it firsthand. In all countries around the world abuse flourishes. In the United States one in three women, one in four men, and one in five teenage girls experienced a type of abuse according to the National Institute of Justice. A top concern for ninety-two percent of women is domestic and sexual abuse ("Domestic Violence Statistics"). Sexual, emotional, physical, neglect, or financial abuse leaving lasting effects on children, elders, and victims of all ages....   [tags: sexual, verbal and physical abuse]

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The Decrease of Teen Pregnancy in America

- Studies show that within the last seven years there has been a dramatic drop in the number of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy is best known as, the act of getting pregnant between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. Teen pregnancy does not come with much of a history. In the past, (mostly in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s) it was common for girls to be married between the ages of fourteen and sixteen and give birth not long after. Some girls were having babies as young as thirteen and fourteen years old....   [tags: education, sex ed, abstinence, law]

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Hubris in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

- ... Frank Tassone was the former superintendent of Roslyn. Hubris was the reason for Dr. Frank Tassone’s downfall. Dr.Tassone is very arrogant and believes the “world revolves around him”. Dr. Tassone was taking the schools and the parents money. He did not think it was wrong to take their money. Dr.Tassone was blinded for money. Bernie Madoff was also filled with hubris and was blind for money. Bernie Madoff was an American stockbroker and investment advisor. Bernie Madoff loved and was obsessed for money....   [tags: arrogant, blind, pride, downfall]

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Everybody Knows Big Porn Is Destroying Relationships

- ... A study completed among US college students who were consistent users of adult media sources, tested this theory by asking them to abstain from viewing explicit materials, and record feelings of commitment to their partners. The results showed those who refrained from viewing paid more attention to their relationship obligations. Thus the study concluded that, “Pornography consumption is not only related to weakened commitment in relationships but to the consequences of that decreased commitment, like infidelity,” (Lambert, N....   [tags: pornography, magazines, sexual behavior]

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Human Trafficking And Its Effects On Society

- James Harris Professor Hetzler Social Issues Final Paper May 6th 2015 Human trafficking forces millions against their will to beg, prostitute, or work in sweatshops for the profit of others. It is a crime that affects almost every country. The definition of human trafficking is, the recruitment and transportation of human beings through deception and coercion for the purposes of exploitation. Human trafficking has been going on forever and is still an on-going issue with negative effects on individuals and society....   [tags: Human trafficking, Slavery, Prostitution, Rape]

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How Birth Control Should Be A Responsibility

- Bam: You’re pregnant. Says that little pregnancy test, (at least if one is a girl). Imagine the shock of a woman who suddenly finds out that a potential child has started the first stages of its life inside of her. Her life is turned upside down, this wasn’t something she wanted or planned, this isn’t something that she will be able to handle. Quickly, she thinks of her future and suddenly there’s no longer one person that she has to take care of, but two. The only thing that she can say to her say to herself is, “I wish I hadn’t done it”....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Birth control, Woman]

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Hiv And Sexual And Reproductive Health Education

- Women make up the growing population of those living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The rate of women infected with this disease is usually higher among younger people than older people. Women prisoners are more than likely to have attracted this infection before actually being incarcerated. Most women were infected with HIV, by a drug injection or may have received HIV from their mother as an infant, or through sexual intercourse. Since women prisoners may engage in sexual intercourse during detention or release on parole, they should be enabled to protect themselves through the provision of condoms and skills in negotiating safer sex....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Safe sex]

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Sex Education in Public Schools

- Sex Education in Schools         Children all over the country who sit down in their classes are being taught sex education. There are books, videos, special speakers and qualified teachers for the subject. Depending on where a child lives, the education he or she is being taught might vary. For example, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Utah do not require schools to provide sexuality or STD/HIV education, (they teach abstinence). District of Columbia, on the other hand, must include contraception with condoms available (Innerst)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Pressures of Having Sex

- The Pressures of Having Sex Reminiscing about my high school days I can remember the pressure there was to have sex. Within the male high school community, having sex was a “right of passage”. As we all know this attitude was very wrong. There are many issues that affect young people these days. One of these one in three sexually active people will have contracted an STD. The numbers about other birth control methods don’t lie either. Eight to nine percent of adolescents used a condom always for STD prevention and seventeen percent used a condom to prevent contraception....   [tags: Papers]

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Teaching Teenagers about Sex in Schools

- Introduction As millions of teens are heading back to school, they are going to be learning the same old stuff, the usual studies include-history, math, science. But many students and parent’s surprise, there will be an extra class included in the curricula: Sex Education. In most public schools, there is some form of teaching of sex education. However, there is an even bigger question that is arising. “What kind of sex education are our children getting and is it enough to help?” There is a huge national debate going on over whether the whole ordeal over if kids should or should not be taught in school about sex....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Reproductive Health in Low Income Women

- The District of Columbia (D.C) is made up of 52.8% females, 54% African Americans, and 40.6% Caucasians. Of the roughly 600,000 living in D.C., 101,400 (or 16.9%) are living below the poverty line (US Census, 2009). Over the years, the poverty rate in D.C. has continued to grow. With this number growing, there is a profound need to learn more about the women that are being affected. That being said, it is important to learn more about sexual and reproductive health in low-income women. In the District of Columbia, many women are living below the poverty life and are thus unable to get the help that they need in regards to their sexual and reproductive health....   [tags: Health, Diseases, HIV/AIDS]

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The Consequences of Prostitution in China

- Brothels have become close to what is a way of life for many Chinese women. From past to current day China, human trafficking takes place in various regions of this country. What is the reason and what are the consequences for women to be involved in prostitution. Women are becoming prostitutes voluntarily; they give sexual favors or even sell their own daughters into the sex trade in order to make money just to survive. Now, women in China are well aware of the consequences of becoming a prostitute, which can cause, HIV/AIDS, other sexual transmitted diseases, sentence to prison, poverty, and even death....   [tags: Sex Trade, Chinese Women]

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Reproduction and Abortion Rights in Poland

- Should a woman have control over her body, and with that make reproductive choices. Reproduction and abortion have been a controversial topic for over fifty years. Some people argue pro-life while others argue pro-choice. Who should have the right to choose for women. Poland, along with many other Central-Eastern European countries, believe that the choice should be in the hands of the state, government, and more importantly the church. Poland is located in central-eastern Europe, and had approximately 38.7 million people as of 2003 (Center For Reproductive Rights, 2003)....   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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Comprehensive Sexual Education Of Public Schools

- Comprehensive sexual education in public schools is crucial to the developing teen’s sexual health. The government’s proposal to enforce an abstinence-only curriculum in schools is not only misleading and misinformed, but dangerous. Denying students a balanced sexual education puts them at a higher risk of displaying unhealthy sexual behaviors, teenage pregnancy, as well as contracting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Introducing comprehensive sex education will provide alternative and accurate information about contraceptives and STD prevention to help teens practice healthy sexual behavior....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexual behavior]

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A Research Study On Family Planning

- In recent discussions of family planning, one controversial issue has been whether to send more contraception to poor countries or use other methods to help the women in more poverty areas. Family planning is the planning on when to have a child and the techniques used to follow that plan. Such techniques involve sex education, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, preconception counseling and management, and infertility management. On the one hand, some people argue that sending contraception to women in other countries could help deal with family planning especially with young girls who aren’t ready to have a child....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Family planning]

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Birth Control And The Catholic Church

- Birth control has been around for centuries. However, the Catholic Church has not been accepting about any birth control. “All Christian denominations believed that artificial birth control was immoral and interfered with the Natural Law” (Dickow). This makes sense due to the fact that God’s Natural Law will never change and the Catholic Church feels strongly to make this law never changes. The Lambeth Conference, an assembly of bishops from the Anglican Communion, allows birth control only for married couples who were well-thought-out to have a solemn reason to be able to use it (Dickow)....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Pregnancy]

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Individual Characteristics Of At Risk Youth

- Individual Characteristics for At-Risk Adolescent In evaluating the characteristics of at-risk youth, certain traits distinguish adolescents from the general population. Teens who have a difficult upbringing for instance, tend to be either aggressive and combative or introverted and depressed; at time it could be a combination of all. Killebrew, Smith, Nevels, and Weis (2014) indicate that most young girls living in poverty are more inclined to engage in sexual relationships by the age of 15 (p....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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Adolescent Females With Mental Health Issues

- According to the study, teen pregnancy is still an ongoing issue that affects minority women. The researcher decided to focus on adolescent females with mental health issues. The author suggests that research on teen pregnancy and adolescents with psychological disturbances are scarce. The purpose of the study is to examine adolescents females diagnosed with psychological disturbances. The researcher examined the population to determine if adolescents with psychological issues have a greater risk of teenage pregnancy....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Contraceptive Methods For Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy

- Contraceptive methods help protect and allow you to enjoy sex and is the most effective method to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Are objects, substances and procedures used on a voluntary basis to regulate the reproductive ability of a person or couple in order to avoid unplanned pregnancy currently, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, are the most important medical and social problems affecting youth and the use of contraceptive methods can serve as a solution for both. Many people do not use them due to lack of adequate information....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Birth control]

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Prevalence Of Std Among Young Adults

- Young adults between the ages of 15-24 discover half of all new STDs, also in a sexually active one in four female have been exposed to an STD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). The occurrence of STD among young adults in the United States in 2007 1.1 million were diagnoses with STD (Dembo et al., 2009). Over 7.5 percent of STD had increased in 2006 (Dembo et al., 2009), the highest between the ages of 15-24 within the past year STD has increased in testing positive, males increased to 37% as to females increased to 70% (Cunningham et al., 2009)....   [tags: Sexually transmitted disease, Syphilis]

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Government Mandated Birth Control For Children

- Stating the obvious, no one can choose the gender they are born with. It is possible to change genders through extensive surgery once you are older, but you cannot choose how you are born. Maybe one day there will be the technology and science that provides that possibility, but today it does not exist. It is no new topic, but government mandated health care is something to be addressed. Though people’s opinions go back and forth and there is no leading side, many people have heard of the topic of government mandated birth control....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Sexual intercourse]

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A Research Study On Unplanned Pregnancies

- Unplanned pregnancies also have a global significance because they not only affect the people involved but the society as a whole. Approximately two/thirds of women enrolled in Medicaid are in their reproductive years. The effect of this statistic can be seen in study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute. This study showed that Medicaid and other government programs fund around two-thirds of unintended pregnancies whether it is through abortions or first-year child care. One can conclude that many taxpayers’ dollars are being used for prenatal and postpartum services as well as childbirth for those on Medicaid....   [tags: Birth control, Combined oral contraceptive pill]

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Giving Birth Control Devices to Children

- Society’s are in denial about sex and the effect it has on our children. Children are having sex as young as age ten. Discussing the consequences involved with sex should start at home. Sex education should also be allowed in our elementary schools. This will allow for the children to receive some form of education, if they have parents who will not or do not discuss sex education at home. Prevention between students and nurses could prove harmful. Now, we have to leave an avenue open where children have a comfort level....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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The Italian Anatomist Gabriel Fallopius

- Gabriel Fallopius was one of the most noteworthy and respected Italian anatomists of the sixteenth century. He was known as many things during his life time. Although, to this day, he is well known for many of the great discoveries he encountered. During his lifetime of the 16th century, many people didn’t know much about the inside of today’s reproductive system, how they looked like, or what they were. Gabriel Fallopius inspired so many of his students to continue researching in the medical field who later became famous medical professionals....   [tags: Gabriel Fallopius, Anatomists, history, ]

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The Benefits of Legalizing Prostitution

- Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. Should prostitution be legalized. Or should it stay illegal with no chance of becoming decriminalized. Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. Prostitution is still a part of modern society. The fact speaks for itself, as there will always be a demand for the services that it provides, prostitution will exist in some form no matter what....   [tags: prostitution, argumentative, persuasive]

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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education

- Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the U.S. in the early 1980s the issue of sex education for American youth has had the attention of the nation. There are about 400,000 teen births every year in the U.S, with about 9 billion in associated public costs. STI contraction in general, as well as teen pregnancy, have put the subject even more so on the forefront of the nation’s leading issues. The approach and method for proper and effective sex education has been hotly debated. Some believe that teaching abstinence-only until marriage is the best method while others believe that a more comprehensive approach, which includes abstinence promotion as well as contraceptive information, is necessar...   [tags: Sex Education ]

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Millennium Development Goals and Jamaica

- The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) represents the basic necessities and rights that any human would want to enjoy. It is a nationwide commitment made in September 2000 at a United Nations Millennium Summit meeting by 189 countries including Jamaica (Sweetman, 2005, p.2). Its emergence came as a major objective in an effort toward global development within a fifteen (15) year period. These objectives are targeted at the poorest sets of people in the world and are geared towards eliminating severe poverty and improving the provisions of good health and well-being....   [tags: International Development]

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Teenage Pregnancy in the US

- Teen Pregnancy: A New Option of Prevention According to the Center for Disease Control, teen pregnancy has seen a slight downward shift in the past few years. However, this is not to say that the epidemic is somehow getting itself under control. In fact, the CDC reported that a much higher rate of teen birth, sexually transmitted diseases, and abortions are much higher that those of other western industrialized countries. There are several factors that plays a huge role in decreasing these amount of teen pregnancy and can be easily remedied when plans are implemented that actually work....   [tags: Consequences, Prevention Program]

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Cinderella, Pretty Woman and Feminism

- Pretty Woman is a modern take on the classic Cinderella story where a poor misguided girl meets her prince and her life is dramatically changed. This film has fairy tale elements, but the biggest element in the movie is the use of sex; Vivian, the main character, is a prostitute. She meets her “prince” and is swept off of her feet, but what this really means is that she is bought for an entire week by a handsome, wealthy business man. One would assume that he was buying her for sex, but this is not your average prostitute transaction....   [tags: classic cinderella story, literary analysis]

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Is Teen Pregnancy a Problem?

- ... Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school than non-pregnant teen girls. Most teenagers that become pregnant end up dropping out of high school or college and most likely don’t finish school. For example the average college graduating student makes more than the average high school dropout. Only 34% of teen mothers that don’t finish out school don’t get to receive their diploma of GED. Sadly less than two percent of teen mother drop outs get their college degree by age 30. The average teen mother drop out costs the nation about $260,000 in taxes and lost earnings that they have to pay back to the schools (Americas Promise Alliance)....   [tags: issues in Oklahoma, sex education]

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The Negative Effects of Abortion

- Claire Culwell’s birth mother found out she was pregnant at the young age of thirteen, thinking she was carrying only one baby in her womb. Claire’s mother grew up in a broken home and her mother forced her to get an abortion at five months. Claire’s mother believed the abortion was successful, so she continued on with her life. But four weeks later, a friend told her something seemed off and said she should go back to the doctor. That’s when she found out she was still pregnant. Claire survived, but unfortunately, her twin did not....   [tags: pro-life, voluntary termination of pregnancy]

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Teen Pregnancy Cause and Effect

- When you think of teen pregnancy, you probably think that there isn’t a positive thing you could say about it. Actually, there is one big thing people can get out of teen pregnancy, better education about sex and pregnancy. There are many things that contribute to this issue, shows like sixteen and Pregnant and Teen Mom are glamorizing teen pregnancy, which is actually a big issue and the blame should be placed on the parents and media. Peer pressure by friends can play a factor into the issue, if a child hangs out with a group of people that are sexually active, 9 out of 10 times that child is too....   [tags: peer pressure, reality shows]

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Sex Education in Our Schools

- Public schools cater to families of a plethora of different backgrounds, whether it be in race, sexuality, religion, or otherwise. The curriculum of these schools should reflect this diversity in values and general way of life. The syllabus of abstinence-only programs often promote specific morals that are only representative of a limited number of demographics, excluding the majority of public school students. Advocates for this type of education are correct in that abstinence is the only way one can completely avoid STIs and pregnancy, a fact that comprehensive sex education teaches as well....   [tags: marriage, contraception, abstinence]

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The Lack Of Sex Education

- The Lack of Sex Education in Schools “Forty-one percent of teens ages 18-19 said they know nothing about condoms, and seventy-five percent said they know nothing about the contraceptive pill” (Facts on American Teens). Even if schools taught just abstinence it still would not be enough. “In 2007, a study showed that abstinence only programs have no beneficial impact on the sexual behavior of young people” (Facts on American Teens). Sex education is not taken as seriously as it should be in schools, it is treated like it is not a big deal....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College, Education]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- HIV/AIDS has been with us for many years now and people are still struggling. It is truly horrific what this disease has done to our world. Although treatments have got significantly better of the course of many years, doctors still have not found a cure to this disease. Many people can live years, even decades after they are diagnosed and life a fairly normal life. HIV/AIDS is a disease that can cause harm and social stigma to the patient and their families, but with the right treatment it can lead to a normal life....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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An Interview With A Interview

- Forman contacted Vaughan this morning, around 8 am, to inform Vaughan she had remembered additional information that she wanted to give to us. Forman told Vaughan had been thinking about everything, the questions that were asked, and had been scrolling through her phone and calendar to piece together information. She said she wrote some things down to share with us when she came back in. Vaughan told her we would call her when we and if we needed to talk to her again. Heather Stickney arrived, unannounced, at police headquarters around 9:45 am this date....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Teenage Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancy

- Introduction In England there has been a concern with teens under 18 having sexual relations. In 1998 the conception rate was 46.6 per 1000. (Stacey, S.) With the rate rising, the government decided to come up with “The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy”. It launched in 1999 and its mission was cutting the conception rate in half and reducing risk regarding long periods of social exclusion for teen parents. Most teenage pregnancies are to due many things. Examples include: “Poor education for poor attendance, police contact, and poor emotional and mental health, being in authority care”....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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The Issue Of Birth Control

- My topic addresses contraceptives, specifically birth control. Birth control is ethically good to enlist into to not become pregnant. The controversial topic also plays a role in different cultures. Its prevalence to prevent pregnancy has caused millions of women to partake in it. There are different methods of such as, abstinence, birth control shot (Depo-provera), birth control sponge, etc. So if one of the forms of birth control doesn’t work out then there are many other forms that is more suitable....   [tags: Pregnancy, Sexual intercourse, Birth control]

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Let 's Talk About Sex

- The documentary Let’s Talk About Sex, created by James Houston, attempts to facilitate a much needed discussion about sex in the American society. In moving to America Houston explains that he couldn’t help but begin to notice how much sex is a part of our culture, especially teenage culture in which sexuality is inescapable. As a photographer in New York creating sexual images is a substantial part of his job and where he has become aware of America’s differing attitude toward sex compared to other countries....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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The Rate Of Teen Pregnancy

- Sex ed as a joke is nothing new. It’s so widespread that even Mean Girls poked fun at it when a gym teacher tells a group of students, “If you have sex, you will get pregnant and die”. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s not too far off from what some children are being taught. Sex education in the US does not provide kids with the information they need to have a healthy relationship with their bodies and with sex. There’s a lot of benefits to teaching comprehensive sex education but today I’m going to focus on how it decreases the rate of teen pregnancy....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Teenage pregnancy]

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Should Sex Education Be Allowed?

- Sexual act between unmarried couples have drastically increased in our modern society, leaving us vulnerable to all kinds of diseases, among other things. The only way to stop this, is by teaching abstinence in schools. Sex education in schools should only teach abstinence to students, because doing so would prevent unwanted pregnancy, reduce sexually transmitted diseases, and teach student to have strong convictions and moral values. The first reason sex education in schools should only teach abstinence is to prevent any form of unwanted pregnancy....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Does Abstinence Programs Really Work?

- does abstinence programs really work. In recent surveys that abstinence programs doesn 't work in high school and more teens are getting pregnant and having STDS. Especially in the USA we have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the America than any 1st world country.Because they 're not teaching this much in the USA and most of the teenagers are learning this the hard way. So the truth about abstinence programs. Abstinence programs can help prevent STDS and teen pregnancy by showing them the right way to have sex but teens don 't understand the consequences.But some parents don 't approve about having abstinence programs like saying it 's not appropriate for school or students and it is...   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Sex education]

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The Issue Of Sexual Education

- How many teenage girls do we see walking around with a belly carrying a baby . It would surprise you if you got a count on pregnant teens . The U.S is on the lead with having teenagers pregnant and not only with one baby , but two . Sexual Education has been trying to make a difference in society and trying to reduce pregnancies and STD’s . Many teens don’t know the risk of having unprotected sexual activities . Sexual Transmited Diseases are striking in the U.S because of unprotected sex . Many teens have been losing their virginity before marriage , catching STD’s and becoming pregnant ....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Sexual intercourse]

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