Teenage Sexuality

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757637
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 2/3/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,463,639
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Factors Influence Teenage Sexuality?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Parents Are a Strong Influence on Teenage Sexuality Erum Ikramullah Jennifer Manlove Carol Cui Kristin A. Moore 22

2 Peer Pressure Is a Strong Influence on Teenage Sexuality Mark Hayter Christina Harrison 33

3 Media Influence on Teenage Sexuality Is Significant Michael Rich 38

4 Media Influence on Teenage Sexuality Is Exaggerated Laurence Steinberg Kathryn C. Monahan 53

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 61

Chapter 2 What Are Some Significant Teen Sexuality Issues?

Chapter Preface 63

1 Teen Pregnancy Is a Significant Problem The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy 65

2 Teen Pregnancy Is Not a Significant Problem Amelia Gentleman 70

3 Teen Dating Violence Is a Significant Problem Smita Varia 76

4 Teen Dating Violence Should Be Studied as an Issue Distinct from Adult Dating Violence Carrie Mulford Peggy C. Giordano 85

5 Effective Parent-Teen Communication About Sex Is Critical Nicholas Lagina Alicia Whittaker 96

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 103

Chapter 3 How Should Society Educate Teens About Sex?

Chapter Preface 105

1 Schools, Parents, and Communities Should Contribute to Educating Teens About Sex Grace Chen 108

2 Abstinence-Only Education Programs Are Effective Christine C. Kim Robert Rector 114

3 Abstinence-Only Sex Education Programs Are Ineffective Heather D. Boonstra 130

4 Faith-Based Sexual Education Reduces Teen Pregnancy and Provides Needed Guidance Linda Bales Todd 140

5 A Correlation Exists Between Religious Faith and Teen Pregnancy Rates Joseph M. Strayhorn Jillian Strayhorn 148

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 156

Chapter 4 How Should Society Respond to Teenage Sexuality?

Chapter Preface 158

1 Government Should Support and Fund Comprehensive Sex Education National Partnership for Women & Families 161

2 Government Should Support and Fund Abstinence Education Eric Young 170

3 Teen Sexting Should Be Regulated but Not Considered Child Pornography Sarah Wastler 177

4 Schools Should Not Teach Positive Messages About Homosexuality 190

National Association for Research Therapy of Homosexuality

5 Schools Should Allow Students Access to Information on Gay and Lesbian Issues 194

American Civil Liberties Union

6 Abortion Parental Involvement Laws Are Harmful to Teens 199

NARAL Pro-Choice America

7 Abortion Parental Involvement Laws Reduce Abortion Rates Michael J. New 211

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 217

For Further Discussion 218

Organizations to Contact 221

Bibliography of Books 229

Index 233

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