Sexual Health Information for Teens: Health Tips about Sexual Development, Reproduction, Contraception, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Including Facts about Puberty, Sexuality, Birth Control, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Human Papillomavirus, Syphil

Sexual Health Information for Teens: Health Tips about Sexual Development, Reproduction, Contraception, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Including Facts about Puberty, Sexuality, Birth Control, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Human Papillomavirus, Syphil

by Sandra Augustyn Lawton
     
 
As they mature and prepare for adulthood, teens face many academic and social challenges. In addition, they must also deal with developing bodies, sexual pressures from peers, and alluring media messages. According to statistics gathered in 2005 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 47% of high school students reported having had

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As they mature and prepare for adulthood, teens face many academic and social challenges. In addition, they must also deal with developing bodies, sexual pressures from peers, and alluring media messages. According to statistics gathered in 2005 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 47% of high school students reported having had sexual intercourse; 14% reported having had four or more sex partners. Irrespective of whether and when teens choose to enter sexual relationships, they need accurate information about how their choices can affect their health.

Sexual Health Information for Teens, Second Edition offers updated facts about the sexual issues today's teens face. It describes reproductive anatomy and the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty and emerging sexuality, including sensitive issues such as contraception, masturbation, oral sex, and sexual orientation. It offers facts about activities that can put teens at risk for unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The long-term consequences of untreated sexually transmitted infections and infections for which no cure currently exists-including cervical and other cancers, liver disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility-are also discussed. The book concludes with a directory of resources for further information and suggestions for additional reading.

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School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up

This offering represents the most up-to-date information available on an array of topics including abstinence-only sexual education and pregnancy-prevention methods. The facts are drawn from reports and other materials produced by organizations as diverse as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Pregnancy Association, Planned Parenthood, and more. Due to the variety of sources, there are differences in tone, preferred spellings, and the like. Yet the range of coverage-from puberty and anatomy to sexually transmitted diseases-is thorough and extensive. Each chapter includes a bibliographic citation, and the three back sections containing additional resources, further reading, and the index are all first-rate. The few illustrations and diagrams range in quality from good to excellent. This volume will be well used by students in need of the facts, whether for educational or personal reasons.-Melissa Rabey, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780810105
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Teen Health Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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