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Teen Sex Ed Taught Mostly by Schools, Families, Study Shows

Girls are more likely than boys to be exposed to information about hormonal birth control. Source: Getty
Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.
But while you...
Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.

CDC: Fewer Teens Having Sex

Credit: Getty Images Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers, but doesn't examine the reasons. Why is it decreasing? "That's the $100,000 question," said Bill...Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers but doesn't examine the reasons.

Young Adults With STDs Swear Abstinence, Study Says

Did I use a condom? I don't know how I got that STD, Doc. I don't even have sex. Credit: Getty "Nope." "No." "Never." Young adults being treated for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are swearing to their docs that they're...Teens have STDs, but they claim they've never had sex.

Teen Girls More Likely to Have Unprotected Sex Their First Time

More girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviors. Credit: Getty Images The stereotype of randy teen boys with sex on the brain may lead you to believe guys engage in more risky sexual behavior than their female counterparts. But, it's...But the risky sexual behavior is not because girls just wanna have fun. They want love, which outweighs what they may have learned in sex education classes or from parental lectures.

Risky Business: Oral Sex Leads to Intercourse for Teens

In "Juno," Ellen Page and Michael Cera play a couple who get pregnant after having sex for the first time. Credit: Karunpillai/Fox Searchlight
Here's another reason for terrified parents to lock their teenagers in their rooms: Most teens who...
Oral sex today could mean vaginal sex tomorrow, study finds.

Condom Sense: Trojan Ranks 13 Most Sexually Healthy Colleges

Columbia University had the highest "sexual GPA." Credit: Getty Images
Crazy parties, wild behavior, one-night stands, unprotected sex: This is the stuff that causes parents to wake in a cold sweat when they think of their sons or daughters on...
Trojan wraps up study on condom use, sexual health at the nation's leading colleges and the Ivy League, Big 10 schools top the honor roll.

Teens and Sex: Love Makes Teen Sex Less Academically Harmful

Having sex doesn't mean your kid's grades will tank. Credit: Corbis
Good news for parents stressing over the secret sex lives of their teens. Turns out the (sexually active) kids are going to be alright on the academic front, as long as...
Good news for parents stressing over the secret sex lives of their teens. Turns out the (sexually active) kids are going to be alright on the academic front, as long as they are in a committed relationship, a new study finds.

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.

Mom at 14? Novelist Says It's the Right Age to Have a Baby

Hilary Mantel holds a copy of her novel 'Wolf Hall' after being awarded the 2009 Man Booker prize in London on October 6, 2009. Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP/Getty Images
Your 14-year-old is ready to have a baby. So says award-winning British...

Teen Sex Crimes: What's Love Got to Do With It?

It's a case of "I love ... eeeew!" When a boy just a few months shy of being a legal adult is having sex with a 12-year-old girl, the two of them may think it's true love. The rest of society thinks it's creepy. That's why it's against the law....

Do Middle Schoolers' Bracelets Show Off More Than Style?

Schools worry that kids are using bracelets to advertise sexual activity. Credit: Jupiterimages
Most parents know that life gets more difficult as the kids get older. But did you know that sex starts as early as middle school? That's what...

Would You Give Condoms to Your 14-Year-Old?

School isn't the only place where sex education is a dilemma. Most parents would like their children to remain abstinent throughout their teens, but worry that withholding information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases will lead to...

Teen "Sexting" Isn't All That Dangerous

Texting naked photos of yourself is stupid, but it's not the most problematic thing kids are doing online. For most teens, cyberbullying is a far bigger problem. When I was a teenager, our parents worried that we were having sex, but they didn't...

Teens Who Skip Breakfast More Likely To Have Sex Earlier

You know that business about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? You probably heard it as a child and are now repeating it to your own child. Good for you! Breakfast is important . Studies show that kids who skip the morning meal are...

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