CHFD 4870 - CHFD 4870-Chapter 11 Overall teenage sexual...

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CHFD 4870-Chapter 11 Overall teenage sexual activity rates are similar in the U.S. and other Western countries: about half of adolescents have had intercourse Living in a neighborhood high in physical deterioration, crime, and violence also increases the likelihood that teenagers will be sexually active Social environment also contributes to teenagers’ reluctance to use contraception. Teenagers who report good relationships with parents & who talk openly with them about sex and contraception are more likely to use birth control Sexually active adolescents, both homosexual and heterosexual, are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Adolescents have the highest rates of STDs of all age groups. Teenage parents Far more likely to be poverty stricken than age mates who postpone childbearing Backgrounds: low prenatal warmth and involvement, domestic violence and child abuse, repeated parental divorce & remarriage, adult models of early unmarried parenthood, and
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