What messages about SEXUAL CULTURE are posed as norms for adolescents in these contexts?
HINT: May take some thought on your own, in addition to what is presented in class material.
Development of sexual activities in adolescents:
Current rates by age 20 in US:
Current rates for 12th graders in US:
Current rates for 9th graders in US:
Rates of sexual initiation before age 13 (by ethnicity)
African American Teens:
Non-Latino White Teens:
Comparison of heterosexual and sexual minority findings:
Trends in adolescent pregnancy:
Current number of girls under 18 in US per year birthing a child:
How do US rates compare to rates in…
21 other countries studied:
Rates in the Netherlands:
3 reasons identified in cross-cultural comparison studies:
What is the major concern about sources of sex information for teens?
Cognitive Factors in Adolescence (impacting sexual decisions)
Explain factor unique to adolescents:
Approaches to Sex Education
What is the most effective sex education? (p. 220 connecting with health and well-being box)