The class witnessed a clean-cut, handsome boy laughing and bragging about raping a 16 year-old girl. Outraged, a student asked, "What is wrong with this boy's parents?! They must take some of the responsibility"
A new trend has emerged on Youtube, in which tweens and teens are asking strangers to comment on their appearance. Video after video presents girls, often blankly staring at the camera, asking "Am I pretty or am I ugly?"
We are told the old adage, “when you look good, you feel good.” We are sold the notion that for women to look good, they should look sexy. The reality is that a fixation with looking sexy can lead to unhappiness.
Secretary Sebelius is correct in her statement that there are "behavioral and cognitive differences" between adolescent girls and adults. However, these differences are exactly the reason why emergency over-the-counter contraception should be made available to young teens.
The thought of teenagers having sex fills many parents with fears of delinquency and doom. The reasons for these fears are familiar to all of us: STDs, unwanted pregnancy, loss of innocence and heartbreak. The reality is that most teenagers have sex, but it's not that bad! Results from the following five studies on teenage sexual behaviors may help ease some of the fears gripping parents.