Jump to content. This factsheet aims to provide key data about the sexual health and behaviour of teenagers throughout the United Kingdom UK. Please note that this data is not always directly comparable due to differences in methods of data collection and analysis between countries. Teenagers: sexual health and behaviour factsheet PDF.
Sociological Forum. This paper seeks an account of why young teens initiate consensual sexual activity. It does so by constructing statistical models aimed at distinguishing those who report having initiated sexual activity from those who have not in four samples of eighth graders from an Upstate New York county. For example, having a boyfriend is a more consistent, powerful predictor variable for girls than is having a girlfriend for boys and there is evidence to support the hypothesis that boys initiate sexual activity in the context of status-seeking while girls are more likely to do so as a way of attaining approval. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
Verified by Psychology Today. How to Parent a Teen. In the teen social world, sex is more visible, more acceptable, and more available, given the opportunities afforded teens in their social contexts. Teens are now spending more time with friends, often of the opposite sex, and are often unsupervised by parents or other adults; so yes, opportunities arise. I mean, I really like you wink, wink.
Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. Sexual risk behaviors place youth at risk for HIV infection , other sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and unintended pregnancy :. Half of the 20 million new STDs reported each year were among young people aged 15 to 24 3.