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Some adults do not want young people to get information about sexual health because they do not think young people can be trusted to make their own decisions But when teens have to rely on incomplete or inaccurate information it is even harder for them to make responsible decisions about having sex using contraception and protecting themselves from sexually transmitted diseases Teens do not even have basic understanding of human anatomy and how and when a woman can get pregnant The result is that young people continue to have unsafe sex and teen pregnancy rates remain high in the United States According to Deborah M Roffman in Parents Should Talk to Their Children About Sexual Values teens are becoming sexually active at young ages so many of their parents are surprised at their childrens sexual precociousness In fact parents need to become aware of the mixed messages their children are receiving and talk to them about their sexual values Children need and look for guidance limits and values from their parents While abstinence is an important message I think teens must be given not only sex and abstinence-only educations by their teachers and parents but also all their abortion rights in order to make responsible choices if and when they decide to become sexually active Most people misunderstood youths sex behaviors If you are a parent or a teacher can you put aside for a short time your preconceptions of how you think your children feel about their sexual identity and responsibilities Unfortunately if you are a teenager in todays America you will be automatically presumed to have casual and premarital sex In Premarital Teen Sex Is Normal Eric Zorn writes out of 3000 engaged couples who responded just 4 percent of the women and 1 percent of the men reported that they will be virgins when they exchange vows However the reality is that although a lot of underage people have premarital sex they
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