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sexting teens
2014-10-07 05:13:50

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One in four teens actively participate in sexting, or electronically transmitting explicit images to one another, and those who do are more likely to become sexually active within the next 12 months, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) report in a new study. However, writing in the journal Pediatrics, Dr. Jeff R. Temple and Dr. HyeJeong Choi of the UTMB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology...

Young Teenagers Not Having Sex As Often As Public Believes
2013-04-02 10:15:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to teenagers and sex, several studies have shown teen sex and pregnancy is on the decline. One recent study has shown teenagers are finding safer alternatives to intercourse. And another had seen a recent decline in the number of teens engaging in oral sex. Some previous research has also looked at sexual activity among teens 14 and younger, but most of those studies date from the 1990s and none have shown...

Teen Sexting: Dangers, Legality And The Gender Gap
2013-03-14 17:18:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past decade, there has been a lot of light thrown on the topic of sexting. This relatively new word was added in August of last year to the Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary and is an obvious fusion of the words ℠sex´ and ℠texting.´ Sexting is a new pandemic brought on by the ubiquity of the Internet and mobile phones in our day-to-day lives. The act of sexting involves the sending of a sexually...

2012-10-16 15:00:38

A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that fathers´ parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent children´s health and well-being. While it is well-established that...

30 Percent Of Teens Are Sexting
2012-07-03 05:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, teenagers have gone from communicating to their friends through AOL Instant Messenger on their family computer, to texting on their very own smartphone. However, new research indicates that the transition may have actually just opened up a new portal for teens to take advantage of. Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

2011-12-16 14:06:40

One in 13 teenage girls, aged 14 to 20, reported having a group-sex experience, with those young women more likely to have been exposed to pornography and childhood sexual abuse than their peers, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher. In a study published in the Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, and colleagues surveyed 328...

2011-12-10 02:01:43

The Baylor Teen Health Clinic has increasingly turned to technology to communicate important messages about teen sexuality. Its latest tool is a series of videos for the Internet designed to increase awareness of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. The videos, called webisodes, are a collaboration of the Teen Health Clinic and the University of Houston´s Valenti School of Communication. "We drew on our expertise here at the Teen Health Clinic and the talents of students and...

2011-12-05 11:22:03

Two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center suggest that concerns about teen sexting may be overblown. One study found the percentage of youth who send nude pictures of themselves that would qualify as child pornography is very low. The other found that when teen sexting images do come to police attention, few youth are being arrested or treated like sex offenders. The studies were carried out by researchers at UNH's Crimes against Children...

More Teenage Boys Using Condoms During First Sexual Encounter
2011-10-13 04:54:04

Four out of five boys between the ages of 15 and 19 are using a condom the first time they have sex, according to the results of a new federal survey of teenagers' sex lives. According to the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) National Survey of Family Growth, which features data collected between 2006 and 2010, the number of teen boys using condoms during their first sexual encounter increased 9%, from 71%, in 2002, Sharon Jayson of USA Today reported Wednesday. The survey...

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