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25 HD Lecture - 3/25 Human Development 216 Lecture...

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3/25 – Human Development 216 Lecture SEXUALITY 1. Healthy vs. Unhealthy teen sexuality 2. Variables related to healthy and unhealthy teen sexuality: a. Age of adolescent (developmental) b. Context and nature of relationship c. Type of sexual activity 3. SIECUS Report on Adolescent Sexual Health a. Responsible adolescent sexual relationships, like those of adults,  should be: i. Based on shared personal values ii. Consensual iii. Nonexploitative iv. Honest v. Pleasurable vi. Protected against unintended pregnancies and STIs, if any  type of intercourse occurs b. Commission agreed by consensus that more important than  chronological age for sexual intercourse are: i. Developmental age and readiness ii. Relationship context c. Facts to consider related to early teenage intercourse: i. sexual behavior among the youngest teens is often not  voluntary ii. Sexual coercion is more likely if girl’s partner is three years  or more older than she is
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iii. The earlier a teen begins having intercourse, the more  partners he or she is likely to have iv. Compared to other teens, sexually abused young people  have: Delays in cognitive and emotional development First voluntary intercourse at younger ages
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