Peer pressure is a large part of the reason many teens make the decision to

Peer pressure is a large part of the reason many

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regret their decision to have sex as teenagers. Peer pressure is a large part of the reason many teens make the decision to have sex. It could be because their friends are doing it, or pressure from their partner. Once the deed is done, it cannot be taken back. According to the same study, many of the teens were under the influence of alcohol when making the decision to have sex. (Oswalt) Across the United States, the average age of consent is between 16-18 years old. Some could argue that teens of the above ages are of sound mind to make the decision to engage in sexual intercourse. However, with the lingering possibilities of repercussions, most parents of these teens would argue that their teens are irresponsible to make such potentially life-shattering decisions. Due to the risks involved such as unplanned pregnancies and exposure to STDs, sex is not for kids. Sex should be a decision made by consenting adults. Teenagers are not equipped to deal with the consequences of irresponsible sex. Many adults are not equipped to handle engaging in premarital sex. Therefore, the best decision is to wait until marriage at an age where the individuals can afford to take care of a family and responsible enough to ensure that all safety measures are taken. References
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Bruku 3 Osswalt SB, et al. Arch Sex Behav. 2005
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