Thursday 16 August 2012 07:36
Sex education plea: Parents urged to teach their children more about sex
"Parents are being encouraged to talk more openly to their children about sex and contraception
PARENTS are being urged to play a bigger role in educating their children about sex after the country’s largest health board said schools had “failed” in their attempts to limit the number of teenage pregnancies.
A new campaign has been launched by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to encourage parents to talk to their children from a young age about puberty, relationships and sexual health.
It came as the health board’s senior health improvement officer, Jo Zinger, said sex education in schools had not done enough to tackle the problem of teenage pregnancies.
“Schools have failed so far in terms of educating young people on these issues and teenage pregnancies have gone through the roof,” she said."
14th August 2012
12-YEAR-OLD YOB IN SEX CRIMES SPREE
"The boy’s crime spree began when he stole chewing gum from a branch of Tesco
A BOY aged 12 has admitted committing 21 offences in just two months.
They include sexual and common assaults as well as racially-aggravated beating and harassment.
He has also pleaded guilty to theft and attempting to break into a car."
A one-boy crime wave: Racist sex attacker, 12, admits carrying out 21 offences in only TWO months
Aug. 16, 2012
CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, but Numbers Still High
"The National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released data today that revealed an overall decrease in oral sex among adolescents between 2002 and 2010, reflecting a similar small decline in vaginal intercourse within the same age group.
A drop in oral sex was seen among females, but the numbers of males engaged in the behavior was the same.
Experts said two-thirds of all youth between the ages of 15 and 24 had an experience with oral sex, risky behavior that the federal government said is contributing to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases."
Sex Life of Teenagers Is Subject of Study
When Do U.S. Youths Start Oral Sex, Intercourse?
More teens have oral sex earlier than vaginal intercourse