188 Scientific Facts About Teen Sex, Contraception, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Editors: Holly Kreider, Laura Lessard, Denise M. Hill, Diana Dull Akers, & Josefina J. Card

Published by Sociometrics Press, 2009, 132pp, Softcover, ISBN 978-0-9822492-1-5 Also available for your Kindle

If knowledge is power, then the knowledge sources we turn to are critically important. This handbook offers an accessible, reliable source of science-based facts on teen sex, contraception, pregnancy, parenthood, and sexually transmitted infections. The handbook can be used as supplementary material in sex education classes, as a resource left on the coffee table for teenagers to peruse, or as a stimulus for parent-teen discussions about sex and its consequences. The five chapters include:

Chapter 1: Teen Sex
Puberty and Peers
Sexual Partners
Trends in Teen Sexual Activity: Women
Reasons to be Cautious The Risks of Early Sex
Trends in Teen Sexual Activity: Men
Family Influences
Knowledge and Behavior
Where You Grow Up Makes a Difference
The Transition to Being Sexually Experienced
Everyone s Doing It...Or Are They?
Quiz: Are You a Sexpert?
188 Scientific Facts CoverChapter 4: Teen Parenting
Head Count of Babies Born to Teens
Adoption
Abortion
For Whom the Teen Wedding Bells Ring
Parenting Without Marriage
Education
Children of Teen Parents
Fathers: Effects on Teen Dads
Cost to Society
Earning Power
Quiz: Are You a Sexpert?
Chapter 2: Contraceptive Decision Making
Contraceptive Methods: They re Not All Alike
Barriers to Teen Contraceptive Use
Factors that Favor Teen Contraceptive Use
Choosing to Use Contraceptives
Trends in Teen Contraception: Women
Trends in Teen Contraception: Men
Contraceptive Use During First Intercourse
Contraceptive Use at Most Recent Intercourse
Contraceptive Failure
Quiz: Are You a Sexpert?
Chapter 5: Teen Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sex Can Do More Than Get Teens Pregnant: STIs
Common STIs and Their Symptoms
Health Consequences of STIs
Pregnancy Prevention Does Not Always Equal STI Prevention
Preventing STIs
Quiz: Are You a Sexpert?
Chapter 3: Teen Pregnancy
The Scope of Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.
States Where Teen Pregnancy is Most Common
Cities Where Teen Pregnancy is Most Common
The Influence of Legislation
International Comparisons
From Sex to Birth
Yes, I m Pregnant
Quiz: Are You a Sexpert?

 

 

 


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