PIP: This discussion of the sexually active teenager provides a statistical analysis of sexual behaviors and reviews developmental issues, contraceptive usage, adolescent pregnancy and its associated problems, and sex education. Major changes have occurred over the past 2 decades in sexual mores, contraceptive technology, the acceptance of single parent families, and the availability of induced abortion. In the US adolescent pregnancy and epidemic venereal disease have become major child health problems. It is important that the pediatrician, family practitioner, nurse practitioner, and mental health professional are aware of the magnitude of these problems and their potential areas for intervention. Various epidemiological studies of sexual behavior have documented an increase in the number of sexually active adolescents over the last decade. Much less is known about the sexual behavior of younger adolesents in the year old range. The increased number of adolescents involved in premarital intercourse, coupled with the earlier age of menarche and delayed marriage, has increased the risk of premarital pregnancies.
Sexual Activity Among Teens
Parenting Sexually Active Teens - Sexual Behavior in Teenagers
Question: We just found out that our teenager has been sexually active for the past several months. How do we deal with the problem without alienating our child? This is a significant family problem and it deserves a loving and thoughtful response. The goal is to contain the damage and coach your adolescent toward more healthy and rational decisions without driving a wedge into the parent-child relationship. The first thing you need to remember is to think before you react. We suggest you take some time to cool off and then arrange a meeting to sit down and talk about what has happened.
How to React if You Find Out Your Teen is Sexually Active
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. The Teen Doctor. My 14 year old daughter is having sex.
I think on some level we all realize this day is going to happen eventually. So, as a parent, what can you do? First, try to take a bit of time to get some emotional distance from the situation. There are probably going to be lot of thoughts and feelings going on for you at this point.