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The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that physicians take more time in their annual check-ups with teens to discuss sexual issues.
When it comes to teenagers and sex, several studies have shown that teen sex and pregnancy is on the decline. One recent study has shown that teenagers are finding safer alternatives to intercourse. And another had seen a recent decline in the number of teens engaging in oral sex.
Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior.
Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
During high school the parents of teenagers' friends can have as much effect on the teens' substance use as their own parents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen pregnancy rate in Mississippi is the highest in the U.S.
Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history.
Male high school athletes' ability to recognize and intervene to stop dating violence -- the physical, sexual and emotional aggression prevalent in adolescent romantic relationships -- is improved with the intervention of some of the most important role models in young men's lives: their coaches.
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