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VOYAThis collection of essays covers four major questions about teens and sex: What influences teens, whether or not society should be concerned about teen sex, how society should respond to teen sex, and what teens should be taught about sex. Each chapter breaks the overall question down into smaller issues and then presents short arguments on different sides. Sometimes the issues are two-sided, such as whether or not abstinence-only sex education works. Some are more multifaceted, such as the various views on what influences teens most in their attitudes toward sex. The editors make a clear effort to find experts to provide these essays, and each article starts with information about the author to clarify where they are coming from. Teens and sex tends to be a touchy subject, but this book handles it deftly and fairly. The concise essays provide a wealth of information. In addition to demonstrating the different opinions on teens and sex, the various pieces demonstrate how statistics and studies can sometimes contradict each other, as most authors found studies to back up their positions. Each chapter provides a bibliography of articles, with books listed at the end of the book. Also included is a list of organizations to contact with further questions. It is a highly recommended resource for schools and public libraries, especially where counterpoint essays are a popular assignment. (Opposing Viewpoints). VOYA CODES: 5Q 2P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Greenhaven, 224p.; Index. Biblio. Further Reading. Appendix., PLB . Ages 12 to 18.