The following tips and strategies can help. Kids have different questions and concerns about sex at different ages. As your child gets older, the things you talk about will change. Remember to:. Parents are the most important influence on a teen's decisions about sex and relationships — even more important than friends, siblings, or the media. Most teens say that it would be easier to make decisions about sex if they could talk openly and honestly with their parents. Teens who talk with their parents about sex are more likely to put off having sex until they are older. They are also more likely to make healthy choices, like using condoms to prevent pregnancy and STDs sexually transmitted diseases , if they do choose to have sex. Use the correct names for private body parts.
Main health issues
Teenage pregnancy , also known as adolescent pregnancy , is pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth. Teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues , including lower educational levels and poverty.
By Daily Mail Reporter. Teenagers who text more than times a day are more likely to sext and have unsafe sex, according to new research. For the first time scientists have found a link between excessive texting and an increased risk of unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and being being targets of 'revenge porn. Teenagers who text more than times a day are more likely to sext and have unsafe sex, according to new research stock image. A study of more than 1, schoolkids whose average age was 16 found more than one in three Moreover, when asked about their most recent experience, almost one in eight Professor Eric Rice, of the University of Southern California, said: 'Teens who reported sending an excessive number of texts each day, or more, were twice as likely to report sending a sext. The researchers whose findings are published in Child Development do not believe it causes them to sexts or have unsafe sex but related to impulsiveness. Prof Rice said: 'Lifetime reports of sexual intercourse, anal sex, oral sex, and recent unprotected sex were positively associated with reports of texting or more times per day, only receiving sexts, and both sending and receiving sexts. For the first time scientists have found a link between excessive texting and an increased risk of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases stock image.
Around 1. Most are healthy, but there is still substantial premature death, illness, and injury among adolescents. Illnesses can hinder their ability to grow and develop to their full potential. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among adolescents.