Posts Tagged ‘Teenagers’

The Teenage Casualties of Casual Sex

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Doug Giles

Chances are historically high, young person, that if you screw around sexually nowadays well…you could very well be…screwed. As in, for life, with the “gift” that keeps on giving—namely, a Sexually Transmitted Disease.

FYI young dudes and dudettes: no matter what they tell you on the various TV commercials, these diverse and multitudinous sex plagues aren’t just a “little inconvenient” like a runny nose, halitosis or dandruff. They are devastating. Read more…

Misogyny: we can’t just blame men and boys

November 11th, 2013 Comments off

by Rachael Wong

This week the Roast Busters sparked outrage across the globe. When I heard about the group of young Auckland boys who sought gratification and entertainment by luring drunk girls – some of them underage – into group sex and then bragged about their conquests on Facebook, I was saddened and disgusted. I was unfortunately not surprised. Read more…

Condom Use by Adolescents

October 29th, 2013 Comments off


Rates of sexual activity, pregnancies, and births among adolescents have continued to decline during the past decade to historic lows. Despite these positive trends, many adolescents remain at risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This policy statement has been developed to assist the pediatrician in understanding and supporting the use of condoms by their patients to prevent unintended pregnancies and STIs and address barriers to their use. When used consistently and correctly, male latex condoms reduce the risk of pregnancy and many STIs, including HIV. Since the last policy statement published 12 years ago, there is a n increased evidence base supporting the protection provided by condoms against STIs. Rates of acquisition of STIs/HIV among adolescents remain unacceptably high. Read more…

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Growth in sexual violence among young people

October 16th, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

The News Story – 1 in 10 young people have perpetrated sexual violence

According to a new national study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, sexual violence among young people runs even more disturbingly high than experts had previously realized.  A USA Today story reveals that “[n]early one in 10 young people report being a perpetrator of sexual violence — either coercing or forcing some type of sexual contact upon another. . . ” Read more…

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Research brief: parental notification for abortion

July 30th, 2013 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

THE NEWS: Illinois Supreme Court Backs Parental Notification for Abortions

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that requires doctors to notify parents of girls younger than 17 years old if those girls seek abortions. “Under the law,” reports the Chicago Tribune, “a parent or a guardian would have to be notified at least 48 hours before an abortion was performed on a minor except in cases of a medical emergency, sexual abuse, neglect or physical abuse.” The ruling was first passed in 1995 but never took effect. Read more…

In Sweden, abortion rates jump despite plentiful supply of Plan B pill

June 26th, 2013 Comments off

by Charlie Butts

Even though Plan B – the “morning-after” pill – was introduced in Sweden 12 years ago, the number of abortions has increased in that country.

The Swedish Association of Midwives says the organization was surprised and saddened to see abortions rise from 18.4 per 1,000 women in 1997 to 20.9 per 1,000 women last year, United Press International reported. Read more…

Parental consent: required for minors’ use of birth control?

June 20th, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

When it comes to state-funded birth control, should minors require parental consent to obtain it? Judging by research about Texas released in the last few days, this condition has led to an increased rate of teen pregnancies in the short run, but a decrease in the long run. Read more…

Despite Protest, Public High School Allows Boy To Use Girls Locker Room

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

by Jennifer Kabbany

LOS ANGELES – One of the largest public charter high schools in the nation allows a boy who identifies as female to use the girls locker room and bathrooms – despite protests from a female student who says she feels uncomfortable and vulnerable by his presence.

What’s more, the female student – who just finished her sophomore year at the Los Angeles-based Granada Hills Charter High School – claims the boy in question harassed her, touched her hair, stared strangely at her, and also peeked at girls over the stalls while they used the toilet. Read more…

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AUL: A loss for young girls, a win for sexual predators

June 11th, 2013 Comments off

Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow)


Anna Franzonello, staff counsel with Americans United for Life, tells OneNewsNow it is disappointing “to see the administration following a pattern of kowtowing to the abortion industry” when the administration was supposedly trying to protect young girls. Read more…

A boy in the girls’ room? ‘Gender liberation’ bill passes in California

June 10th, 2013 Comments off

Truly somebody must see how absurd and dangerous this is. Boys on a girls’ sports team–Like no one is going to see that as unfair? This is a mess.

by Becky Yeh

A California legal group is warning the public that a bill now in the California State Senate will allow students to choose the gender they want to be in restrooms and locker rooms, and on athletic teams.

Robert Tyler, general counsel at Advocates for Faith & Freedom, predicts California Assembly Bill 1266 will pass the state Senate and be signed into law. Read more…