Whether you have had an opportunity to watch 16 and Pregnant or Teen Moms, there is one common thread that weaves through these shows: Teenage girls seem to believe having a baby will keep their boyfriend or having a baby will give them someone to love them unconditionally.
Every day, more than 2,000 teen girls in the United States get pregnant. In fact, 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant by age 20. Not having sex is the only sure way to avoid pregnancy, though there are a lot of other good reasons to wait, too. But if you’re having sex, you must use birth control carefully and correctly every single time you do.- Stay Teen
Teens and sex is a growing subject that has more resources and information than ever before. Educating parents, teachers and teenagers is a commitment everyone needs to have. Stay Teen is one of several valuable websites that offers a vast amount of information about having sex and/or considering having sex.
One common question is, “why’d you do it?” Here are some of answers from Stay Teen:
- I’m curious – I want to experiment/ get experience.
- I just want to get this first time out of the way.
- Sex is no big deal. Everyone is doing it.
- Every one of my friends has had sex – I’m the only hold out. I feel like a wierdo.
- The popular kids in my school are the ones who have sex – I want to fit in with them.
- My partner really wants me to do it – he/ she says that it’ll bring us closer together/ prove my love/ show my commitment.
- There’s nothing to do in this town but have sex.
- I won’t really know how compatible we are until we’ve had sex.
- My parents are so controlling and strict – they’d freak out if they knew I was having sex.
- We’ve already had sex once – I can’t very well say no now.
- It’s just a “friends-with-benefits” thing – what’s the big deal?
Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teens. Read more.