Teenage sexuality : opposing viewpoints

Format: Print Book 2006
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 306.708 TEE
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
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Summary
Teenage sexuality is one of the most controversial and divisive topics in American society today. This collection of articles, most in pro versus con pairs, help students frame the debate on specific areas of teen sex. Essay sources include the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Issues debated include how the media, peer pressure, depression, religion, the Internet, and physicians shape teen sexual attitudes.
Contents
What factors influence teen attitudes toward sex? Parents influence teen attitudes toward sex / Robert W. Blum
Peer pressure shapes teen attitudes about sex / Michael J. Basso
Mass media influence teen sexual attitudes / Jane D. Brown
Depression shapes teen attitudes about sex / Meg Meeker
Religion influences teen sexual attitudes / National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Internet influences teen sexual attitudes / Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Patricia M. Greenfield, Brendesha Tynes
Physicians shape teen attitudes about sex / Jeffrey K. Clark, Rebecca A. Brey, Amy E. Banter
Should society be concerned about teen sex? Teen pregnancy is a serious problem / National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy is not a serious problem / Frederica Mathewes-Green
Teen sex with adults is harmful / Michael J. Basso
Teen sex with adults is not harmful / Judith Levine
How should society respond to teen sex? Statutory rape laws should be enforced / pt. I: Kathleen Sylvester, Jonathan O'Connell; pt. II: Dale O'Leary
Enforcing statutory rape laws will not prevent teenage pregnancy / Patricia Donovan
States should enforce parental consent laws / James C. Lesnett Jr., Stephen Daniels
States should not enforce parental consent laws / NARAL Pro-Choice America
Unwed teen mothers should be encouraged to marry / Maggie Gallagher
Unwed teen mothers should not be encouraged to marry / Naomi Seiler
What should teens be taught about sex? Abstinence-only programs work / Robert Rector, Kirk A. Johnson, Jennifer A. Marshall
Abstinence-only programs do not work / American Civil Liberties Union
Homosexuality should be discussed in high schools / Bill Boushka
Homosexuality should not be discussed in high schools / Linda P. Harvey
Teaching about condoms can prevent sexually transmitted diseases / Heather Boonstra
Teaching about condoms cannot prevent sexually transmitted diseases / Meg Meeker.

Additional Information
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Subjects Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Teenagers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Sex instruction -- United States.
Publisher Farmington Hills, MI :Greenhaven Press,2006
Contributors Wells, Ken R.
Language English
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index.
ISBN 0737733624 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0737733632 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780737733631
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