Epidemic: How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids / Edition 1

Epidemic: How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids / Edition 1

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by Meg Meeker, Margaret J. Meeker
     
 

In this groundbreaking book Dr. Meeker uncovers the story of the serious epidemic of sexually transmitted disease and the pattern of political correctness and marketing hype that has caused this tidal wave of diseaseSee more details below

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In this groundbreaking book Dr. Meeker uncovers the story of the serious epidemic of sexually transmitted disease and the pattern of political correctness and marketing hype that has caused this tidal wave of disease

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895261434
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Part IThe Epidemic is Here
1Lori, Alex, Holly3
Lori's Story
Alex's Story
Holly's Story
2The Epidemic Is Real11
The Epidemic Defined
Lifelong, Life-Threatening
STDs Don't Discriminate
Like a Match to Gasoline
Allyson's Story
Breaking the Silence
Mayhem in the Media
Curriculum for the Classroom
3The Explosion from Two to Fifty31
Sick for Life
HPV: Ground Zero
Lydia's Story
Herpes: The Recurring Dread
Erin's Story
Easy To Share
An Illness of Body and Mind
HIV and AIDS
Hepatitis B
More Strokes
4Curable but Dangerous51
Chlamydia
Sandy's Story
Gonorrhea: Back with a Vengeance
Syphilis Incognito
Trichomoniasis: HIV's Little Helper
Bacterial Vaginosis
My Patients Are Your Children
5The Emotional STD63
Skyrocketing Rates
Darlene's Story
Searching for Proof
Tony's Story
Sex and Depression
The Special Loss of Divorce
The Triumvirate of Depression
Spirituality and Depression
Uncovering Depression in Teens
Part IIThe Forces at Work
6Birth Control Is Not Disease Control89
My Story
Tools for Protection
Oral Contraceptives
Condoms
Long-term Hormonal Therapies
The Doctors' Dilemma
7Condoms and the Myth of Safe Sex99
Karen's Story
Talking Terms
The Real Deal on Condoms
Sex, Lies, and the Freedom of Information Act
Condoms Versus the STDs
What Teens Fear Most
Condoms and Teenagers: An Unhealthy Mix
Sending the Wrong Message
8Media and the World Our Kids See119
Parents: Exhausted and Discouraged
Blockbuster Sex on the Big Screen
The Sounds of Sex: Music and MTV
Television: The 800-Pound Gorilla
Dotcom Sex
Selling Shampoo...or Sex?
Teens: Soaking It up Like a Sponge
Sex Is Big
Sex Symbols as Role Models
Cool People Are Promiscuous
So What Are Parents To Do?
9High-Risk Sex143
Why It's Happening
Oral Sex: A Craze with Consequences
Oral Sex Is No Protection
Mary Ellen's Story
Homosexual Sexual Activity
Multiple Partners
Can I Watch? Voyeurism
Everything But Sex...
Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol
Jared's Story
The Alcohol-Disease Connection
Cybersex
Good Sex/Bad Sex
Part IIIWhat to Know, What to Do
10Adolescent in Body and Mind171
When Puberty Strikes
Andrea's Story
STDs and the Adolescent Girl's Body
When Boys Reach Puberty
Sex and Sexuality
Emancipation
Identity Formation
Inability To Think in the Abstract
11Connectedness193
Our Teenagers Want Connectedness with Us
Developing Great Relationships with Our Teens
Connecting Through Communication
Connecting Through Intimacy
The Magic Touch
Connecting Through Emotional Intimacy
Connecting Through Love
Connecting Through Appreciation
Parental Disapproval of Sex
12Holding Off211
Teaching Kids To Postpone Sex
Ambivalence Is Permission
It's Never Too Late
In Conclusion
Notes225
Index239

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