A-1. Youth actually is sexually active
Third have sex below legal age
- Nearly a third of 16 to 24-year-olds lost their virginity below the
age of consent, a survey has suggested. news.bbc.co.uk, 2006/08/13
The BBC Radio 1 poll also suggested 43% of young people had had at
least five sexual partners with one in five having more than 10. Over half - 57% - claimed to have had a one-night stand.
Teens heavy porn users: study
- Michelle Mark - Sun Media & cnews.canoe.ca, February 23, 2007
A groundbreaking study on porn use by 13- and 14-year-old teens shows
alarming number are watching "more times than they can count"
parents are unaware.
Disturbing Trend: Teens Consenting To Sex Parties
- CBS 3, Topix.net, April 02, 2008
CBS station KTVT-TV in Dallas has an exclusive look at the troubling
trend of local teenagers taking part in sex parties. One Dallas family
wants you to know what happened to them. [...]
"It goes back to being in the in-crowd," she said. "[Kids
think] if you want to be popular, this is what I need to do."
For kids, is 10 the new 15? From dating to
cell phones, music to make up, behavior shifting
earlier - The Associated Press, November 26, 2006
Child development experts say that physical and
behavioral changes that would have been typical of teenagers decades
ago are now common among "tweens" -- kids ages 8 to 12. Some of them are going on "dates"
They struggle to process the images of sex, violence and adult humor,
even when their parents try to shield them. And sometimes, he says,
parents end up encouraging the behavior by failing to set limits -- in
essence, handing over power to their kids.
Doctors' code of silence from
parents, to cover up under-age sex - Daniel Martin, Daily Mail, UK, 28th September 2007
Parents will be denied the right to know if their child is having
under-age sex under controversial guidelines for doctors unveiled
Doctors were told they should not tell parents if children up to
years below the age of consent approach them for contraceptives or an
There will even be times when parents would not be informed if
under 13 are sexually active.
Boy's family fights sex charges
- United Press International, upi.com (US),December 8, 2008
Several teenage girls in Mequon, Wis., say
they object to a classmate being criminally prosecuted for allegedly
touching them inappropriately. [...]
experts will give their opinion on whether a 13-year-old boy can be
sexually aroused by grabbing a girl's buttocks [...].
Prosecutors allege the boy several times in 2007 and in June 2008,
he was 13, grabbed the girls' buttocks or their breasts, licked a girl's
neck and tickled a girl in the stomach.
Should Sexually Active Minors Have a Right to Privacy?
- A Kansas Case Reveals the Dark Side of Mandatory Reporting - Sherry F. Colb, February 8, 2006
[...] In considering whether to require the reporting of teen sex, the
first question is always this: What is our view of teenage sex? Many
teenagers take the position that if they are old enough to reproduce,
then they are old enough to have sex. [...]
If Tony Teenager knows that going to the doctor will expose him
to Department of Social Services intervention, he might decide not to go
to the doctor at all. [...]
The privacy rights of teenagers and the hope that fewer of them will
have sex prematurely both counsel a far more nuanced approach.
Tangled web - Tom Geoghegan, BBC News Magazine, 9-2-2007
As a European-wide project is launched to examine children's use of
online pornography, figures show one in four teenagers with access to the
view porn at least once a month. For some it's an obsession, for others, an
adolescent rite of passage.
Fewer U.S. teens have sex; more wear condoms
- Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press, July 13, 2007
Fewer high school students are having sex these days,
more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low. [...]
In 2005, 47 percent of high school students -- 6.7 million -- reported
having had sexual intercourse, down from 54 percent in 1991. The rate of
those who reported having had sex has remained the same since 2003.
Thirty-four percent of the students reported having had sex during a
three-month period in 2005. Of those, 63 percent -- about 3 million --
used condoms. That's up from 46 percent in 1991. [...]
Education campaigns that started years ago are having a significant