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Risky Lifestyle Behavior Archives
  1. Young Girls (ages 14-17) Living in Inner Cities Can Become Infected with an STD within Two Years After Their First Sexual Encounter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening should start within a year after first intercourse in urban adolescent women since a large number of these women get their first STI within that first year or two.  (2009)

  2. One in Five Teens Have Sent Nude Pictures Electronically or Online                                                                                                                                                                                                                     51% of teen girls said they send sexy messages or images because they are “pressured by a guy.” (2008)

  3. Underage Drinking Associated with Promiscuity; 40% of Underage Drinkers Receive Free Alcohol From an Adult     Many Underage Drinkers Get Their Alcohol From an Adult, and Consume 2-5 drinks at an Average Occasion
     

  4. Sexually Active Teens More Likely to Engage in More Risky Acts
    Teens Who Are Sexually Active Are More Likely to Engage in Other Risky Sexual Behaviors (2008)
     

  5. International Study Shows 22.7% 15-Year Olds Have Had Sexual Intercourse
    An international study has shown that a substantial minority of 15-year olds have engaged in sexual intercourse. (2008)
     
  6. Teens who Have Sex at an Early Age Increase Their Risk of Delinquency
    Sexual intercourse at an early age may hinder social development and contribute to an individual’s participation in delinquent behaviors one year later. (2007)
  7. "Gen Nexters" See Negative Behaviors Becoming More Prevalent
    A majority of young adults believe that “getting rich” is the main goal of most people in their age group, and large majorities believe that casual sex, binge drinking, illegal drug use and violence are more prevalent among young people today than was the case 20 years ago. (2007)                                  
  8. Females with History of Casual Sex Report Most Depressive Symptoms                                                                                                                    For females, as the number of sexual partners increase, depressive symptoms increase as well. (2006)                                                                                  
  9. Risky Lifestyle Behaviors in Youth Extend into Adulthood
    Risky lifestyle behaviors, which contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. (2006)
     
  10. The Dangers of Spring Break Behaviors for Young Women
    Spring break trips frequently involve heavier drinking than on college campuses as well as an increase in risky sexual activity. (2006)
     
  11. The U.S. Has One of the Highest Teen Pregnancy Rates in the Developed World
    By their 18th birthday, six in 10 teenage girls and more than five in 10 teenage boys have had sexual intercourse (2006)
     
  12. One-quarter of Sexually Experienced Teens had Not Yet Received Instruction about Abstinence before First Sex
    By their 18th birthday, six in 10 teenage girls and more than five in 10 teenage boys have had sexual intercourse (2006)
     
  13. Exposure to Smoking in Movies Predicts Risk of Becoming an Established Smoker
    Exposure to smoking in movies by adolescents predicts a risk of becoming an established smoker, an outcome linked with adult dependent smoking and its associated morbidity and mortality. (2007)
     
  14. Almost Half of All 15-19 Year Olds in the U.S. Have Had Sex At Least Once
    By the time teens reach 19 years old, seven in 10 teens have engaged in sexual intercourse. (2006)
     
  15. Alcohol is a Common Precursor to Teen Girls’ Participation in Sex Parties(2006)
    Girls report that alcohol use and hook-ups are common at sex parties. Parties allow for sexual experimentation without the social expectations of dating relationships.
     
  16. One-quarter of Sexually Experienced Teens had Not Yet Received Instruction about Abstinence before First Sex
    By their 18th birthday, six in 10 teenage girls and more than five in 10 teenage boys have had sexual intercourse (2006)
  17. Teen Girls Who Lose Their Virginity By age 17 Are More Likely to Have an Abortion later in Life. The age of the girl when she first has sex is  associated with the likelihood of her choosing abortion. (2006)
     
  18. Teens Who Lose Their Virginity By 15 Are More Likely To Regret it.Young adults who lose their virginity before they are 15 are more likely to regret it. (2006)
  19. Cigarette Smoking Linked to Risky Sexual Behavior Among Teens   Cigarette smoking and risky sexual behaviors often occur together in teens and can be a reflection of addictive lifestyles and role modeling. (2005)
     

  20. Drug and Alcohol Consumption Associated with Risky Sexual Behaviors
    Various studies have found that substance-using teens are a high-risk group for risky sexual practices and might be a target for programs and policies designed to reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. (2005)
     
  21. Risky Lifestyle Behaviors in Youths Linked to Depression and Suicide
    Youths who engage in more risky patterns of sex and drug behaviors are at a higher risk for depression and suicide. Although risk behavior is associated with elevated depression symptoms for both genders, the likelihood of depression is higher for girls. (2005)

     
  22. STDs Transmitted Through Oral Sex
    A large number of teens and some adults may be engaging in oral sex to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. However, a report from the National Center for Health Statistics (a division of the CDC) cited evidence that HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, chancroid, and syphilis can all be transmitted through oral sex. (September 16, 2005)

     
  23. Teens Substituting Oral Sex for Intercourse
    About 12 percent of males and 10 percent of females (aged 15-19) have participated in oral sex with a member of the opposite sex. A substantial proportion of teens abstaining from intercourse are placing themselves at risk for STDs by engaging in oral sex. (2004)

     
  24. Social Exclusion Causes Distress in Brain
    Studies have shown that social exclusion of any kind causes distress in the brain and registers in the same part of the brain that also responds to physical pain. This suggests that the need to be accepted as part of a social group is as important as avoiding other types of pain. (October 10, 2003)
     
  25. Early Initiation of Sex Among Girls Increases Negative Life Outcomes
    Girls who begin sexual activity at earlier ages and have high numbers of non-marital sex partners are far more likely to have a wide variety of negative life outcomes including: increased rates of infection with sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth, increased single parenthood, decreased marital stability, increased material and child poverty, increased abortion, increased depression and decreased happiness. (June 23, 2003)
     
  26. Chaste Teens Significantly Less Likely to be Depressed
    When compared to teens who are not sexually active, teenage boys and girls who are sexually active are significantly less likely to be happy and more likely to feel depressed. Also, when compared to teens who are not sexually active, teenage boys and girls who are sexually active are significantly more likely to attempt suicide. (June 2, 2003)

     
  27. Drug Use During Adolescence Associated with Addictive Behavior Later in Life
    During the neurodevelopmental changes that occur in the brains of adolescents, sometime in the period where they have poor impulse control and increased risk taking behavior, the introduction of addictive drugs may contribute to further addictive behavior in later years.
    (June 2003)
     
  28. Older Boyfriends Lead to Earlier Sexual Debut
    Research shows that the age difference between adolescent females and their romantic partners is an important predictor of whether the individuals will engage in sexual intercourse. (2002)

     
  29. Latch-Key Sex
    A substantial number of youths currently spend long periods of time (4 or more hours) without adult supervision and have limited opportunities to participate in after-school activities. More than half of sexually active youths reported that they had sex at home after school, and, particularly for boys, sexual-and-drug-related risks increased as the amount of unsupervised time increased. (December 2002)

     
  30. Girls Now Primary Initiators of Sex
    Girls are now initiating more intimate contact, sometimes even sex, in a more aggressive manor, according to the accounts of many counselors, psychologists, magazine editors and teenagers. The message of empowerment has been translated by teenage girls into the worlds of dating and sex. (November 2, 2002)
     
  31. Not Living with Both Parents Associated with Intercourse before 15 Years Old for Girls
    Study found that females who had sex for the first time before the age of 15 were less likely to live with both parents and less likely to have high school grades. (2002)
     

  32. Romantically Involved Teens at Greater Risk of Sex in December
    Teens with romantic partners are nearly three times more likely to make their sexual debut in December than those dating casually. Experts say the holidays are a good time for parents to talk to their teens about sex. (November 2002)

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