This report provides a snapshot of insights into the sexual experiences and behaviours of teenagers aged 14—17 years. It covers sexual attraction and relationships, sexual intercourse, contraception choices, pornography viewing, and unwanted sexual behaviours. Read the full chapter: Teenagers and sex. Examines the peer relationships of Australian Children around mid-adolescence and the influence of these friendships on attitudes and behaviour. This chapter describes the past help-seeking behaviours and future help-seeking intentions of adolescents, focusing on who adolescents go to for he. This chapter provides a description of how young people are faring in relation to eating problems at 14—15 years of age.
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9.2 Teenage Sex and Pregnancy
The number is I am consistently surprised by the ways older teenage and young adult students report having had their sexuality stigmatized and devalued. As a researcher who specializes in teenage sexuality and culture in comparative perspective, I was struck by framing: The Youth Risk Behavior Survey frames adolescent sexuality as a risk behavior, rather than a normal and developmentally appropriate exploration. The CDC website describes the survey as an effort to understand the "leading causes of illness, death, and disability" among youths. This framing itself is damaging to adolescents and deprives them of the guidance they need from trusted adults at home, at school or in the doctor's office.
Depending on your teenagers age and the people they hang out with, you will probably find that they have been thinking about or exploring sex and sexual relationships. During the later teenage stages, sex becomes a big deal and each teenager will approach it differently. Young people are talking about, thinking about and having sex. Young people from families in which sex and sexual relationships are openly discussed are more likely to delay the age they first have sex, have fewer sexual partners, and behave respectfully and safely when they do have sex. Evidence shows that children and young people want to talk to their parents about sex and relationships, and vice versa, but both can feel awkward about starting the conversation.