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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
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