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Tag: teen sex

Teen Talk: "It's my Choice", Saying No to Sexual Pressure

Whether teenagers discuss it with their parents or not, they are likely to feel some aspect of social pressure regarding the initiation of sexual activity.  In counseling our teenage girls, I try to get them to assess their own attitudes regarding their readiness for sexual activity, as well as their understanding of the potential consequences of engaging in sex, like risks for stds, pregnancy and social stigmata.

 

I love giving them my “It’s your Choice” talk, encouraging them on the option of abstinence, or waiting on sex.  I want them to understand that the decision to engage in sex, is just one of the many decisions they’ll have to make for themselves, and that making a ‘good decision’, means understanding the risks of the behavior.

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