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Sex and America's Teenagers

Rites of passage

Rites of passage Sex is part of virtually everyone’s life. For adults and teenagers alike, having sex can have positive or negative consequences. On the positive side, it can bring pleasure; draw a couple closer together; and lead to a desired pregnancy and wanted children. In different circumstances, however, having sex can engender a sense […]

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Sex and America's Teenagers

Risks and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STDs

Risks and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STDs A fertile woman has about a 3% chance of becoming pregnant in a single act of unprotected intercourse, although the risk ranges from virtually zero to 30%, depending on when during the menstrual cycle intercourse occurs. (84) Within a year, however, a sexually active teenager who does […]