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Teenagers and Sex Kelly 17 slips into the health resource office at E high school in Brooklyn where she quietly asks for a free condom She says her visits to the room on the second floor where the condoms are kept in a locked file cabinet give her a powerful weapon she can pass along to help a former schoolmate avoid AIDS I tell her that she has to be careful said kelly a senior who watched another friend from her neighborhood die of AIDs in a hospital bed I tell her to waitRichardson 2002 Teenagers today are having sex and as much as we like to think preaching and nagging helps it does not To get teenagers to listen there needs to be a voice out there helping and guiding Someone neutral they are not embarassed to talk to about sex Sexual education programs are now fighting to be in schools and to be that voice athough some may oppose Sexual Education programs in school do not increase sexual activity Studies have proved that sexual education have caused condom useage but not sexual activity The percent of students using condoms at last intercourse increased from 52 to 58 percent And the percnetage of youth who received sexual education classes their use of condoms rose 17 percent with sexually active teenagers It was actually found that sexual intercourse dropped from 64 to 58 in the nine In Sexual Education safe sex is taught so if taught and recommended there should be tools to practice this as well the most effective among teens condoms There is a lot of pressure that goes along with having sex peer pressure classmates and other people outside the home Sex Education should begin at home with the parents but parents also need to understand that if their children are having sex condoms should be a must and parents should provide them In a study done in New York City
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