Teenage Files - Lets Talk about Sex

Alfie - A Teen Father

It is worrying to see the numbers of Teenage pregnancies rise. In Feb 2009, it was reported that the number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has risen for the first time in five years and UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.

Conception rates among girls rose from 40.9 per 1,000 in 2006 for those aged 15-17, to 41.9 per 1,000 in 2007. The number of conceptions per 1,000 girls aged 12 to 15 has risen from 7.8 in 2006 to 8.1 in 2007. Around 8,196 girls under 16 are estimated to have become pregnant in 2007, which represents just under 1% of all conceptions.

The government said it would give an extra £20m into schemes to help teenagers get better access to contraception and information on the risks of unprotected sex but the responsibilities also lie with Parents, Guardians and the Teenagers.

By now every parent has heard or seen how they can prevent their kids from getting pregnant or impregnating some one. The question is, are those precautions being taken? http://hubpages.com/hub/10-ways-to-stop-teenage-pregnancy

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12 year old pregnant - March 2011

Advice to Teens

Abstinence – concentrate on your studies so you don’t have to drop out of school. From personal experience, it can be done. School life is the best, enjoy it.

Birth control Pills - If you can’t abstain use Birth control and take them regularly as prescribed.

Dress appropriately – When girls dress scantily, men see them as sex objects. You might like what you are wearing but guys get the wrong signals. I’m not saying dress like the nuns in Sister Act, but dress appropriately. The teen below was denied access to her senior prom because of the way she was dressed. (Being dressed like that is asking for trouble).

 

Teenager going to Prom

 Don’t give in to peer pressure – A lot of teens nowadays think it’s cool to lose their virginity at about 12, 13, 14 and if you haven’t they call you a Geek. Don’t give in to it. Your future is more important and remember you can never turn back the clock.

Talk to someone– If you have any questions relating to Sex. Talk to your parents or close family relations, teachers or even Helplines where you can talk anonymously. There is a Helpline link below.

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This is an Account of A teenage Mum and Dad. Leonie Bolton became pregnant at 13 and Dave became a Dad at 14. Read their stories.

Finally, it’s not all about pregnancy – sex could endanger your health. It could lead to sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and AIDS, herpes, and syphilis. Teenagers have a higher rate of contracting Gonorrhea than men and women between the ages of 20 to 44 years old.

Enjoy your Teen Years – You only have one life. ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶

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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Kids these days don't know how big of a responsibility it is to have kids of their own?!

BTW, I like how you used the word scantily. Most girls don't realized that showing off too much skin are asking for trouble.


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

It is a very serious problem and a tough one to deal with. There are kids in the US who get want to have a baby just to have someone to give them unconditional love. They don't realize what they are doing to their future and what a life they are creating for their child.


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bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

my first reaction was shock when i heard that teens in the US engage that early in sex. now, in the Philippines, it is not that the girls or boys want to engage in it only but they are also victims of sex trade. it is truly a difficult and very serious problem to deal with.


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Well said. This is seems to be happening all over the world. African countries are not exception. Sex trde is on the increase.


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world of the wise 7 years ago from World of the wise

Good hub Lady E, even in my county, young girls are now getting married or prganant by 17


kunika 7 years ago

one more advice to young boys don't get hooked to the older woman always beware of them they are always ready to catch their prey they are like cougar


kunika 7 years ago

you didn't share your teenage exp is their something very interesting you wud like to share with us!!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for your comments - Philipo, World of Wise and Kunika :)

Lol Kunika, it didn't occur to me to share my experience - wish I did now. I really enjoyed my Teenage years. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Lady E, You have some very helpful information here. I hope more teens stop by. This makes for a great open discussion... I hope many are helped by this.

As always a pleasure, Blessings!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for your comments Deborrah. I have actually posted the link on the Christian Teensite I have. So, hopefully they are reading it. Lovely to read from you. :)


richard burns 6 years ago

I ENJOYED THESE COMMENTS. VERY HELPFUL ;p


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Richard.

Nice to read from you.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

What a wonderful hub on such a big social issue!! My daughter is 14 and though this problem isn't as big in India as it is in U.K, I stay worried all the time!! Kudos to you for this awareness hub!! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Dreamreachout, I'm sure your daughter will always make you proud Babuji. Lovely to read from you. :)


eryne ang 6 years ago

thank you for this. i'm in college now, and it was tough to avoid having sex when i was in highschool with the pressure from my friends and my boyfriend. imagine, we're in a religious school -_- luckily i had enough willpower to give in. i'm not ready, and i'm glad that i was able to stand by it..


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Nice to read your comments Eryne. Its a pity about the pressure and sadly teens think its uncool not to. I'm glad you stood strong. It's worth waiting a bit longer. Thanks for stopping.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Lady E, WOW this is staggering, the rise in sex in teens, oh how sad. I suppose we adults need to talk about it more openly and tell girls and boys on a regular basis that some behavior is not acceptable, like the girl dressed for the prom. Good Heavens! Great topic. Look forward to more on the teen files.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Katie - these kids are growing up so fast.

Glad you stopped by. :)


John Kua 6 years ago

I am a teen from the Philippines. I have read what was said and it really helps a lot. Thanks.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi John

That's nice to know. Wishing you well. :)


noneofyourbusiness 5 years ago

look at the age of 12-16 you should really look at the consequences of having a kid. Also abortion is not the right option. Please all those considering having sex THINK ABOUT IT


ade adertre 5 years ago

hey noneofyourbusiness really good comment really gets through to me thanks


Talha tariz 5 years ago

omg by 10 i was having pretend kids


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Noneofyourbiz

** Ade

** Talha

Thanks so much guys for stopping by to read and share your comments. :)


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france1982 5 years ago from Planet Earth

I have watched "Let's Talk About Sex The Film Trailer". And I have just read the stats related to that film "Every day in America, 10,000 teenagers catch an STD, 2,400 young girls become pregnant, and 55 young people are infected with HIV."...


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello France

Thanks for sharing your comments. The figures are shocking. I hope govt do more to support teens.


miss13yearold 5 years ago

ok u people think u know wat kids think about sex im 12 and im dating a 14 year old and u people think we are just some sex monkeys ... which we are mot ... most kids start losing there verginity at around 16/17 . and just bcuzz kids are dressing "skankity" is because they are probaly just expressing themselves. just ley ur kids be who they want to be or they will abououtly hate you,like i have blue hair and i just asked my mom and she went out and bought the dye no questions askded and btw all u pple are probably prissy moms who don't let there kids make there own mistakes and fix it for them eventhough they don't need help.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Miss13yearold - Thanks

Actually, I am not a mum but work with teens. As a teen, there is a lot to learn. When you dress scantily, you might be "expressing yourself" but to boys out there, they get the wrong message and sometimes things can get messy. I don't preach to Teens, I just like to guide them.

Following your comments above, please feel free to make your own costly mistakes.

Best wishes.


uknown 5 years ago

wow u lot gt sum nice comment going plz cary on plz


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Uknown. :)


Supekids 4 years ago

I never think of such things, especially since i'm 13. It honestly is really unhealthy for kids my own age (13) to be having children. It is just wrong.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Supekids

Thanks for sharing your comments and I hope many share your views. There is a time for everything in life. I wish you success in your studies from now up to Uni and when the time is right - may you find the perfect person who will not play with your heart.

Cheers.


4 years ago

there is nothing wrong with teen pregnancy if you love each other and are committed and responsible.everyone is saying its bad but is it really ?A BABY IS A BLESSING!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Dot, Having a baby is a blessing, but there is a time for everything. It's very challenging. You can't continue studies and then there is the issue of finance. When Teens love each other - it does makes things easier but Teen pregnancy has affected our generation negatively in so many ways.

...again as you noted..... for a few, shall we say 3%? , it can be a blessing.


therealeryneang 4 years ago

This is the real Eryne Ang

Please disregard this comment:

eryne ang 23 months ago

thank you for this. i'm in college now, and it was tough to avoid having sex when i was in highschool with the pressure from my friends and my boyfriend. imagine, we're in a religious school -_- luckily i had enough willpower to give in. i'm not ready, and i'm glad that i was able to stand by it..

this is not me. Someone has been using my name. I don't know who's using my name but I swear, I will find you.


good(^_^) 3 years ago

good job

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