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The Environment of Losing Your Virginity

"Wait until marriage to have sex - Mark Gungor"

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Mark Gungor is a fantastic Public speaker. He presents this argument based on the concept that the context of the losing of one's virginity is around as important, if not more important than the actual coitus. This ties us back to my last post on the circumstances of teen sex. In the Netherlands, I am led to believe that, teens usually lose their virginity as teens under their families' approval on "romantic sleepovers". Although this is not the mariage-night/honeymoon ideal that some strive for, it seems to be a safer (both STI wise and in the way being pressured before one is ready), more consentual and endorsed situation, than the normal environment in Australia.

 

(Special thanks to Rev. Mark Grieve for alerting me to this video)

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HPV and Males

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"It is estimated that many people get their first type of HPV infection within their first few years of becoming sexually active."

"In most people HPV is harmless and has no symptoms, but in some people the virus may persist and lead to disease of the genital area, including: In males: genital warts and some anal cancers."

Abraham Rose's insight:

This webpage directly explains human papilloma virus in relation to males. It goes to focus specifically on HPV's detection and consequences. "Low-risk" HPV which is not "cleared" within 36 months by the body generally leads to genital warts. These aren't mainly what we are worrying about. "High-risk" HPV can lead to anal cancer. These are relatively rare. I've come to realise through this website that defending from HPV is principally about protecting your girl (female sexual partner). In females, HPV can cause cervical cancer, and some vaginal, and vulval cancers as well as anal cancers and genital warts. Cervical cancer, which is potentially fatal, is the second most common women's cancer worldwide, and in the end her cancer is your cancer.

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Lifestyle-related factors in predementia and dementia syndromes

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"A possible role of lifestyle-related factors was recently proposed for age-related changes of cognitive function, predementia syndromes and the cognitive decline of degenerative (Alzheimer’s disease [AD]) or vascular origin."

"but very few studies have investigated whether this association may be attributed with lifestyle factors that covary with education. Studies in the literature seem to identify in physical exercise one promising strategy in decreasing cognitive decline, but some of the limitations of these studies do not allow us to draw definite conclusions."

Abraham Rose's insight:

This article is the summmary of an survey of lifestyle factors possibly reducing dementia and cognitive impariment in older persons.  The survey has nine authors and is published in a review of neurothrapy and has been cited by many other writers, so it is probably reliable. It suggests several possible strategies, including diet and exercise. However,  it notes that education might also be a factor and it concludes that there are still no clear results yet concerning whether or which lifestyle factors do reduce dementia and congnitive impairment.

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What are cardiovascular diseases?

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The main cause of most CVDs in Australia is atherosclerosis, which is an abnormal build-up of fat and other substances which form plaque inside the arteries.

Atherosclerosis is most serious when it leads to reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart (causing angina or heart attack) or to the brain (causing a stroke).

Abraham Rose's insight:

This page provides a few paragrapghs of information on coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and congenital heart disease. It is exceedingly reliable because it is written by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which is run by the national government.

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Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse

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Evaluates prevention programs and identifies effective and ineffective ways to reduce drinking problems among young people, especially high school, college, and university students.
Abraham Rose's insight:

This article from the Sociology department at the State University of New York at Potsdam, discusses some really interesting and useful ways of impacting on problem drinking in the youth population.  It describes research that indicates that exaggerating the amount of alcohol consumed by the students causes them to drink more, because they want to conform.  Further, three groups in the world, the Italians, Jews, and Greeks have had very few problems with alcohol, and this is attributed to education about moderation and responsibility, lack of tolerance for abuse of alcohol, and to alcohol being seen as a neutral substance, neither poison nor magic.

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Fall in teenage binge drinking

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Australia's brewers, ramping up their campaign against government-mandated warnings on alcohol products, have seized on the nation's latest and largest survey on teenagers' drinking habits to declare that it ''dispels the myth that there is an...
Abraham Rose's insight:

This article is about how Australia’s Brewers Association argues that the alcohol problem in Australia is a myth.  They base this position on results of the 2011 Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey which revealed a drop in alcohol consumption amongst the 12 – 17 age group from 2005 to 2011.  Australia does not currently have warning labels on alcohol products and the Association is fighting against the possibility that in future the government may implement these labels.

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Alcopops and drinking amongst teenage girls - Women's Health Queensland Wide

Alcopops and drinking amongst teenage girls - Women's Health Queensland Wide | Abraham's Yr 9 PDHPE Journal | Scoop.it
What is the real rate of drinking amongst teen girls? Women's Health Queensland Wide
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This article is done by Queensland health researchers and suggests that 'Alcopops' a drink which is a mixture between a alcoholic beverage and a fruit juice is the drink which teenage girls are turning to. However, research shows that underage drinking amongst girls has actually decreased over the passed years.

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'Romantic Sleepovers' Prevent Teen Pregnancy

"A new study suggests if the United States wants to decrease unwanted pregnancy and STIs among teenagers, it should take a look at how parents in the Netherlands handle budding teenage sexuality: romantic sleepovers.”


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Abraham Rose's insight:

This video from The Young Turks suplies some quite surprising information on the pregnancy rates produced by the cultural differences between the USA, let alone Mississippi (8.52% teen preg. rate), and the Netherlands (1.16% teen preg. rate). It seems to me that this strong indication of the more succesful sex education is produced by is also produced by the atmosphere of the families involved at the time of intercourse. (to be discussed more in the next post) This would partially be due to the fact that Dutch parents tend to speak more openly about sex and contraception but also simply the acceptance of their actions that the teen feel from their parents. In 2003 there was a survey that found that 2/3  Dutch 15-17s who are in stable relationships are have permission to sleep together in their bedrooms. Both sexes were reported to have the same chances to gain this approval. Although not as old guard as Mississipi or even the USA as a whole, I am sure that the "Aussie" way of dealing with the subject of sex and contraception is not nearly as progressive as that of Holland.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 11, 2013 2:17 PM
How much parents are influenced in Teen's sex life truly affects teens. How strict parents are towards there kids shows how much a kid is not aware of what is right and wrong when there parents are care free. Teen Pregnancy is rising in America cause teens are being care free. The abstinence of sex ed is not good because sex ed really stresses why teens should be pregnant or not.
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Contraception

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"There are different types of contraception; hormonal contraceptive pillsor the vaginal ring; contraceptive injections orimplants; intrauterine devices, barrier contraception and fertility awareness based methods."

Abraham Rose's insight:

This article talks about eight different types of contraception. It  provides a summary of the physical form of the contraceptive and the way in which it attempts to avoid pregnancy. This is followed by a paragraph on its advantages and diadvantages. The article is quite useful for choosing which contraceptive method one wants to use.

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Diabetes | Healthinsite

Diabetes | Healthinsite | Abraham's Yr 9 PDHPE Journal | Scoop.it

"Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels (sugar levels) become too high because the body either produces little or no insulin, or cannot use insulin properly."

"The amount of sugar in the blood is usually controlled by a hormone called 'insulin' which is produced by the pancreas (a gland behind the stomach)."

Abraham Rose's insight:

The article explains that diabetes is a disease caused by the body not producing or absorbing enough insulin to process sugar . This makes a person  tired, or thirsty, and can lead to weight loss or frequent urination. Type 1 diabetes occurs in youger people and Type 2 in older, which  is more common (90%). About 4% of Australians have diabetes and part from age, excessive weight is a strong risk factor. Diabetes can be managed by a diabietic person taking insulin as well by managing weight, diet and exercise.

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Revealed: how alcopops lure the young - National - smh.com.au

Revealed: how alcopops lure the young - National - smh.com.au | Abraham's Yr 9 PDHPE Journal | Scoop.it
AN ALCOHOL industry insider has admitted companies deliberately
target young people by sweetening ready-to-drink alcopops to mask
the taste of alcohol and appeal to the 'younger palate'. -
Abraham Rose's insight:

This article from 2007 that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald described the success of sweet alcoholic drinks that are aimed at young people, with  their sweet taste, which  masks the alcohol flavour, and their bright packaging.  Comments from an advertising agency connected with an alcopop product denied that they were encouraging alcohol abuse, whereas Health groups felt that they were.

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State intrusion into a family's drinking decisions calls for a cold shower

State intrusion into a family's drinking decisions calls for a cold shower | Abraham's Yr 9 PDHPE Journal | Scoop.it
In all likelihood, it's as simple as this: someone in the state government had a rough night's sleep a few weeks ago and now teenage house parties are on the hit list.
Abraham Rose's insight:

This Sydney Morning article is about the author’s opinion of the NSW Premier’s new proposed law that would make it illegal for parents to allow children other than their own to drink alcohol at their homes.  The author believes that this is a terrible law because it prevents parents from allowing teenagers to drink at home, in a safe and natural environment.  He also believes that the law is hypocritical because our society promotes alcohol as the “teenage drug of choice”, and that the government is going too far.

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Binge drinking traps brains in adolescence, Brisbane research shows

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Teenagers who binge drink risk trapping their brains in permanent adolescence and lay the groundwork for alcoholism, new research shows.
Abraham Rose's insight:

This article is a summary of a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience on the effect of alcohol on brain receptors in rats.  This information was then used to describe the effect of extreme binge drinking in teenagers.  The article did not give the explanations that linked the findings to the interpretation of the research.   It claimed that teenage binge drinking keeps the brain in an adolescent state and that this leads to problems with coping skills in adulthood.

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