Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. It should not be surprising that adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, who have the highest rates of fertility for their age in the world, face probably the highest risks of pregnancy-related mortality, of delivery complications, and of premature births or low-birthweight babies. Teenage pregnancy in Africa also has important social and economic outcomes, the most highly publicized of which stem from lost educational opportunities when pregnancy forces young women to leave school. Because there has been. While early childbearing in some cases leads to higher child and maternal mortality, it is quite reasonable to assume that it has important effects on population levels and growth, especially in populations that appear to be governed largely by natural fertility.
7 Harmful Consequences Of Teen Sex
Sex of any kind can harm teens emotionally - Reuters
The study, according to the researchers, suggests that parents should be sure to talk with their kids about the potential negative effects of having oral sex, not only intercourse. The findings are based on a series of surveys given to students at two public high schools, beginning in ninth grade when they were 14 years old. Of these, reported having oral sex, vaginal sex or both by the spring of tenth grade. However, they were also less likely to report positive effects, like feeling closer to their partner or feeling good about themselves. Such positive feelings about sex were common, the study found. In fact, the teens more often reported positive effects than negative ones.
Short-term Positive and Negative Consequences of Sex Based on Daily Reports among College Students
PURPOSE: This study examined whether formal sex education is associated with sexual health behaviors and outcomes using recent nationally representative survey data. Weighted bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted by gender, estimating the associations of sex education by type only abstinence, abstinence and birth control, or neither before first sexual intercourse, and sexual behaviors and outcomes. RESULTS: Receipt of sex education, regardless of type, was associated with delays in first sex for both genders, as compared with receiving no sex education. Receipt of only abstinence education was not statistically distinguishable in most models from receipt of either both or neither topics. Among female subjects, condom use at first sex was significantly more likely among those receiving instruction in both topics as compared with only abstinence education.
You may wonder why it isn't safe to have sex as a teenager. True, sex is common for everyone and nobody can restrict you. However, please be reminded of the consequences you might face of having sex so early in life.