Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences - when they are receiving formal sex...

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Cultural Differences Social and cultural norms can either encourage or restrain sexual behavior The age at which adolescents begin to date is a significant predictor of the age at which sexual activity begins. The age at which sexual activity begins varies according to the teen’s ethnic background. There are racial/ethnic differences in sexual activity rates among teens: ü Black high school students are more likely to have had intercourse (65%) compared to White (42%) and Hispanic students (49%). ü More Black high school students (15%) and Latino students (7%) initiated sex before age 13 compared to White students (4%) Average age of first intercourse, by ethnicity: Black 15.8 White 16.6 Hispanic 17.0 Other 17.4 Asian American 18.1
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Parenting Sexuality at Home It is important for parents to maintain open communication with their children even
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Unformatted text preview: when they are receiving formal sex education at school. Having open communication with your adolescent children about sex has shown benefits: There is evidence that positive parent-child communication about sexual matters can lead to greater condom use among young men and a lower rate of teenage conception among young women One of the most important contributions that parents can make to their teens exposure to sexual information is providing them with the skills to make healthy sexual decisions. Each family system will need to determine and plan how it will approach and deal with sexuality at home. Since some adolescents may be difficult to open up about their sexuality, parents need to find ways to talk to them....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FSW 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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