This must-have volume explores issues related to the controversial subject of teenage sexuality, through a collection of balanced articles from a variety of source. Articles contained in this book examine several topics, including the major factors that influence teenage sexuality, including parents and peers. Readers will evaluate significant teen sexuality issues, the role of society in teaching teens about sex, and society's response to teenage sexual activity.
ContentsParents are a strong influence on teenage sexuality / Erum Ikramullah ... [et al.]
Peer pressure is a strong influence on teenage sexuality / Mark Hayter, Christina Harrison
Media influence on teenage sexuality is significant / Michael Rich
Media influence on teenage sexuality is exaggerated / Laurence Steinberg, Kathryn C. Monahan
Teen pregnancy is a significant problem / The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy is not a significant problem / Amelia Gentleman
Teen dating violence is a significant problem / Smita Varia
Teen dating violence should be studied as an issue distinct from adult dating violence / Carrie Mulford, Peggy C. Giordano
Effective parent-teen communication about sex is critical / Nicholas Lagina, Alicia Whittaker
Schools, parents, and communities should contribute to educating teens about sex / Grace Chen
Abstinence-only education programs are effective / Christine C. Kim, Robert Rector
Abstinence-only sex education programs are ineffective / Heather D. Boonstra
Faith-based sexual education reduces teen pregnancy and provides needed guidance / Linda Bales Todd
A correlation exists between religious faith and teen pregnancy rates / Joseph M. Strayhorn, Jillian Strayhorn
Government should support and fund comprehensive sex education / National Partnership for Women & Families
Government should support and fund abstinence education / Eric Young
Teen sexting should be regulated but not considered child pornography / Sarah Wastler
Schools should not teach positive messages about homosexuality / National Association for Research Therapy of Homosexuality
Schools should allow students access to information on gay and lesbian issues / American Civil Liberties Union
Abortion parental involvement laws are harmful to teens / NARAL Pro-Choice America
Abortion parental involvement laws reduce abortion rates / Michael J. New.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Sexual behavior
-- United States.
Teenagers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Teenage pregnancy -- United States.
Sex instruction for teenagers -- United States.
Homosexuality -- United States.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2012
Stephens, Aarti D.
246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.