teens and sex 

Two-Thirds of Teen Novels Reference Sex, Study Finds

Credit: Amazon Wince when your teen wants to watch "Gossip Girl?" Shudder at the thought of your 15-year-old taking in movies like "American Pie"? Want to send the kids to the library or book store to find entertainment, instead? Turns...Sexual references go anywhere from innuendo to full-out intercourse.

Sex, Drugs More Common in Hyper-Texting Teens

Teens who text 120 times a day or more are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs. Credit: AP
ATLANTA (AP) - Teens who text 120 times a day or more - and there seems to be a lot of them - are more likely to have had sex or used...
The study's authors aren't suggesting that "hyper-texting" leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it's startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior.

Study Reveals Risky Sex Behavior Among NYC Teens

Sex and the city: Urban teens have higher rates of risky sexual behavior. Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly one-tenth of sexually active New York City high school students say they have had at least one same-sex partner, and teens who...
Teens who have had sexual contact with both sexes report higher-than-average rates of dating violence.

Teen Sex Ed Covers the Birds and the Bees, Minus the Birth Control

About one third of teens aren't learning about contraception in schools. Credit: Getty Images
Here's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad...
Here's the good news on the controversial teen sex front: It turns out nearly all U.S. teens are getting the lowdown about sex at school. Now, the bad news: These conversations about sex and sexuality often skip contraceptives.

Off-Duty Cop Puts Scare on Would-Be Romeo

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You catch some punk having sex with your teenage daughter, so you go over to his house and scare the you-know-what out of him. Wait. It gets better. You happen to be a full-blown, uniform-wearing,...
You catch some punk having sex with your teenage daughter, so you go over to his house and scare the you-know-what out of him. Sound like a good idea? It apparently did to an off-duty cop.

New British Sex Education Curriculum Would Include Younger Kids

British children as young as 7 could start learning about sex and domestic violence. The London Daily Mail reports British school officials are considering changes in the country's sex education curriculum. The proposals, announced Jan. 25,...

Food, Sex, and the American Teen

My oldest daughter is nine years old and like so many other moms of nine year olds, I spend a lot of my time trying to protect her from a culture that beckons her to prematurely abandon her American Girl dolls for a preternatural sexiness. In my...

Parents having a hard time finding HPV vaccines

Many parents who are hoping to get the much anticipated and newly approved vaccine that helps to prevent cervical cancer are experiencing frustration in either locating the drug or getting their insurance companies to pay for it. The vaccine, which...

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