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Sex Talk Good, but School Condom Action Needed

Sex Talk Good, but School Condom Action Needed | PDHPE Journal - Stay In Control | Scoop.it

"About 70 girls under the age of 16 are officially registered as mothers in WA every year.

In 2010, one of those girls was just 12 years old while three were only 13.

 

And these figures are rising every year"

 

Parents are being advised to "discourage gender stereotypes, warn their children of the dangers of digital communication including Facebook, providestrategies to deal with kids who "call everything gay'', and emphasise healthy relationships as a prerequisite for sex."

 

They feel this may result in a more mature and knowledgeable child which is better than a misinformed one.

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Surge in Teenage Sex

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This source is about how more Australian teenagers have been having sex under the influence of alcohol. As well as this, the rate of sex with multiple partners among teenagers has almost double among Male Year 12 Students and from 12.9% to 27.2% in Female Year 12 Students. The rate of men using condoms has dropped, but only by 1% in 10 years.

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Marijuana Is Far Less Toxic Than Alcohol or Cocaine

In this article, Robert Gable explains that alcohol is much worse than marijuana or cocaine. He shows this by determining the "safety margin" of a drug by dividing lethal dose by the effective dose. However, he does not take into account the long term effects and only explores the side of immediate death by overdose. Therefore, in his terms, yes alcohol is more "deadly" than marijuana. But looking at the long term, marijuana and cocaine can be more deadly than alcohol.

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Teenage Mums `Compound' Disadvantage

Medical writer Danny Rose states in this article that approximately one-third of 150 teen-mums fall pregnant within two years.

 

It states that:

"Teenagers can be poor users of oral contraception and condom use in the population is often inconsistent."

 

Most teenage mums are also users of cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana during their pregnancy. 

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We must raise the legal age of drinking to 19

We must raise the legal age of drinking to 19 | PDHPE Journal - Stay In Control | Scoop.it

This article is about raising the legal drinking age to 19. The arguments for this is that many people are not fully mature until they reach the mid 20's, particularly young men. By raising the age, the Government believes that this will solve the problem of alcohol related issues such as binge drinking.

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Movies that turn teenagers to drink

Movies that turn teenagers to drink | PDHPE Journal - Stay In Control | Scoop.it

This article is talking about how teenage alcohol drinking is heavily influenced by movies. It is said that "Adolescents with high exposure to alcohol use in movies were significantly more likely to be engaged in Binge Drinking". Drinking is not the only problem however, and several other topics, such as smoking, are influencing teenagers through movies.

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Georgia Robson's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:21 AM

After reading this article, I realised the influence that celebrities have on teenagers. I think that one of the ways to decrease the amount of alcohol consumed in adolescence if for celebrities to watch what they post on social networking. I also think that movies should have cleaner scenes, not completely clean as sales would decrease but cleaner none the less. 

This article has been very eye opening for me as it portrays the message in clear manner.