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'Sexting' is related to teen group sex trend, says study

Rothman believes education and open lines of communication in the classroom as well as at home are key factors in combating this astonishing growing trend among young people.

“We need to find out more about how prevalent this is, because we need to get better information into the hands of parents, pediatricians and schools,” Rothman urged saying, “People need to know about what’s happening. And then be prepared to provide education and counseling.”

Rothman points out certain school programs that focus on healthy relationships and sexual activity have been proven to work, however she believes more needs to be done with implementing them into school schedules and budgets, as reported in the Daily News.

“Group sex among youth is an important public health topic that has received very little attention to date,” Rothman said, “It’s time for parents, pediatricians, federal agencies, and community-based organizations to sit up, pay attention, and take notice: group sex is happening, and we need to be prepared to address it.”

The study uncovered the average age of girls’ first MPS experience was 15.6 years old.

Non-profit organizations such as the California-based Operation for Hope Foundation help to raise awareness of these serious issues facing teenagers today and provides helpful resources for parents, teachers and administrators on how to respond to them.

Another site, Advocates for Youth located in Washington, D.C., champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health, focusing its work primarily on young people ages 14 to 25 across the country as well as around the world.



 
Comments (1)
1 Saturday, 24 December 2011 16:24
Brian464
Children will continue to struggle with sexuality as long as society does not allow children to marry other children.

Once puberty occurs, there is a need to become one with another person and if society does not allow marriages, then that child will become one with either drugs, sex with multiple partners or be vulnerable to exploitation since sex is such a powerful force.

The solution is simple; encourage children to find their true love and once found, get married.

Marriage will bring stability to the child and once stable, that child can have a successful and meaningful life.

Right now, society says have fun, go to college, get a job and then during the late 20s or early 30s get married.

The above cultural attitude will produce an epidemic of STDs and divorce and not the happiness and stability all children deserve

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