Gr 9 Up-Teens and Sex presents conservative and liberal perspectives on teen sexuality but it looks at broader, more diverse issues than Teen Sex, such as sexual orientation and teen pregnancy. Many of the articles were written by professional journalists, but some are more personal, such as one about the realities of growing up gay by Richard Jerome and a portrait of a 14-year-old girl wrestling with whether or not she should have sex with her boyfriend by Patricia Hersch, author of A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence (Ballantine, 1999). Teen Sex follows the same point/counterpoint format of the "Opposing Viewpoints" series (Greenhaven). It also offers both conservative and liberal perspectives on such issues as abstinence, condom distribution in schools, and the influences of the media on teen sexuality. An article arguing for more sex education for teens is countered with one that claims that such education encourages teens to have sex. The majority of selections were also written by professional journalists, from such publications as the New York Times and the Washington Post, and they use interviews with experts, statistics, and other research for content. There are also articles by health educators who likewise use anecdotal evidence and research to present their individual cases. Both titles should find a place in public and school libraries. However, much of the same material is covered in books in the "Opposing Viewpoints" series.-Edward Sullivan, White Pine School, TN Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.