Sex In Check — teens
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Teens are influenced by their parents’ values, beliefs, and expectations of appropriate behavior. Research has largely focused on mothers. However, recent findings suggest that fathers may parent in ways that differ from mothers, and therefore represent an additional opportunity to support the health and well-being of their teens—separate from the influence of mothers. What can fathers do to help their teens avoid sexual risk behaviors? CDC researchers reviewed published studies and identified ways fathers influence teen sexual risk behaviors.1 The following selected actions reflect recommendations from experts in the field: Monitor and supervise your teen to provide guidance,...
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Teens’ condom use up over the past two decades By Lauran Neergaard | ASSOCIATED PRESS JULY 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — Nearly half of high school students say they have had sex, yet progress has stalled in getting them to use condoms to protect against the AIDS virus, government researchers reported Tuesday. Today, 4 in every 10 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and the teen years, just as many youths become sexually active, are key for getting across the safe-sex message. Using a longstanding survey of high...