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Sexually Active Teenagers Essay

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Sexually Active Teenagers

Sexually active people are four times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) than to become pregnant. Teenagers have sex because of their inner drives, seductive messages, lack of supervision, over protection and most of all peer pressure. Some of the effects of being a sexually active teen are getting pregnant, getting STDs, being depressed or failing in school.
Teenagers have sex because of their inner drive. When teenagers start to grow pubic hair, develop breast, develop hips, hormones start to develop and boys’ voice gets deeper they get the feeling to want to have sex because they get attracted to others of the opposite or same sex. This is a normal feeling but there are some teenagers that cannot control it so they go ahead and have sex feeling it is ok for them to have sex ...view middle of the document...

Teens with lack of supervision think because they have the freedom why not make use of it because some other teens are being overprotected by their parents. Teens that are overprotected by their parents sneak out and have sex behind their parents back. When their parents are not around they think that is their freedom to have fun and apart of having fun is having sex but in my opinion that is no reason for you to have sex when u have a little freedom.
According to ‘psychology today’ many teens especially boys, feel pressured to have sex before they are ready and one in three boys ages 15-17 say they feel pressured to have sex. Teens are being pressured by their peers because they are told how it feels to have sex and when you have sex you will feel less stressed. This is not a fact because it is said that 1/3 of teens that have sex are depressed after having sex. Teens are also pressured because they want others to accept them in a certain group, they want to be cool with certain people or just to get attention.
The effects of being sexually active re getting pregnant, getting STDs, being depressed or failing in school. After getting pregnant as a teen in high school it is not easy because you have school and probably do not have a job. Even if you have a job the amount of money you get still will not be enough to support you and your child. When you get STDs some of them can kill you, some of them you can cure and others you will have to live with for the rest of your life. When you are depressed you will not be able to focus on your school work so you will eventually start to fail.
In conclusion teenagers should wait until they get older and have a settled boyfriend, married or is done with college before they become sexually active. This will help them in many ways because when you are a teenager not all the time your boyfriend in high school will become your husband when you are in college or gets older. So it is best if you start being sexually active after high school.

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