PSY-FP7230_KhatibSummer_Assessment2-1.docx - Running head SEXUAL RISK 1 Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors in Adolescence Summer Khatib Capella University

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Running head: SEXUAL RISK 1 Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors in Adolescence Summer Khatib Capella University Adolescent Psychology Assessment Two: Proposal September 2019
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SEXUAL RISK 2 Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors in Adolescence Sexual risk-taking behaviors have a negative effect on the health of adolescents. Sex education is not enough to overpower sexual decision-making made by today’s adolescents. There are both internal and external factors that impact how and why an adolescent will decide to partake in sexual risk-taking behaviors (Jones, 2010). Educational efforts need a major overhaul in order to appeal to today’s adolescents, as well as a reform of social policy and changes in the focus of future research. Adolescent sexual risk-taking behaviors are a public health crisis. In the United States, 47.8% of ninth through twelfth grade students are doing much more than experimenting in sexual risk-taking behaviors and are in fact engaging in sexual intercourse (Jones, 2010). There majority of these behaviors are risky sexual behaviors and are a cause for great concern. The
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  • Spring '19
  • Human sexual behavior, sexual risk

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