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A spokeswoman for Milton said in a statement, \"We understand that teen sex is a difficult issue. At Milton, we try to teach, counsel and guide our students as they grow during their middle and high school years. We expect that parents will partner with us in our effort to teach their children about sexuality and healthy relationships.\"

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The rest of the story was almost entirely lifted from a 14 October 2017 Facebook post written by Callihan, which was labelled "X rated warning." In the post, Callihan said her 12-year-old daughter attended a sex education class at Jay Middle School that left her feeling distraught. Callihan included in the post a photograph of part of a page of homework asking children to answer questions such as "What is sex?" and instructing them to identify four types of sex (the answers, which were scrawled in with pencil, were oral, vaginal, and anal, along with "mutual masturbation").

Sex education has been a fraught topic in Oklahoma, and the state has consistently ranked among the highest in teen birth rates in recent years. It also ranks high in some sexually-transmitted diseases: fifth in the nation in gonorrheal infections and tenth in chlamydial infections, according to 2015 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rachel Cooke, associate director of communications for the nonprofit organization Advocates for Youth, stressed the importance of sex education in providing young people with accurate information. In the United States, 62 percent of teens report having had sex by the time they are high school seniors, while 46 percent of high school-aged students overall report the same. Young people who have access to accurate information generally choose to delay doing so, however, Cooke told us:

And girls were also more diligent than boys when it came to their education. The research found that girls spend one hour and 11 minutes daily on homework, while boys only took out 50 minutes of their day to study.

Your teen is bombarded with messages about sex from peers, media, partners and the internet. Combined with the perplexing changes happening in their bodies and brains, this can be a very confusing topic for teens. As a parent, you are the best source for teaching your teen what you want them to know about sex, and helping them to make smart and healthy choices. Sometimes, that it is easier said than done. It is not at all unusual for parents not to know how to initiate conversations about sex and many parents find the task both scary and intimidating. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the TALK

When you talk to your teen about sex, chances are you will have some specific objectives in mind. As with any tough conversation, knowing what you want to accomplish before you start helps to build your confidence and prepare you for the unexpected.

Sex and sexuality are usually associated with very strong values, emotions and opinions, especially for parents. Identifying your feelings and goals for your teen will probably take a little self-reflection on your own personal values about sex, and what you ultimately want for your teen as a future adult. Thinking about the answers to the questions below can help you prepare for the conversation. If you are raising a teen with a partner/spouse, talking about these together is often a good idea.

When the conversation is wrapping up, remember to reinforce the message that your teen can always come to you whenever they need someone to talk to. Relationships and feelings change often, so keeping the lines of communication open will help your teen feel comfortable coming to you when something comes up.

The more you show how open you are, and that you unconditionally support your teen, the more likely they are to feel comfortable talking to you about their feelings and experiences, and the more likely they are to make smart and healthy choices about sex.

However, data over the years on vaginal intercourse among never-married adolescents shows a steady decline since 1988. That seems to be in sync with other CDC studies showing an overall drop in teen pregnancy.

Homework. Sexuality education. And Mom (or Dad). It's an unlikely combination, to say the least. But in this issue of Family Planning Perspectives, Susan Blake and her coauthors report on an evaluation of the effects of asking students to complete homework assignments with their parents as part of their sexuality education class. The evaluation was conducted in middle schools teaching the curriculum Managing the Pressures Before Marriage (an abstinence-only version of Postponing Sexual Involvement).

The five homework assignments were designed to aid parents in understanding the pressures that their children face, communicating with them about sex and sexuality, helping them combat peer pressure and, ultimately, reducing their likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior. Students who completed any of the homework assignments communicated more often with their parents about sexual issues, expressed stronger beliefs about the importance of remaining abstinent and were more confident about their ability to abstain from intercourse than were those who received the same curriculum but had no homework assignments. While the evaluation can shed no light on the long-term impact on the youths' sexual behavior, it suggests that getting parents and their children to talk about sexual behavior in a structured way can be a very positive step.

Elsewhere in this issue, two articles examine the interplay of teenage childbearing and poverty. Douglas Kirby, Karin Coyle and Jeffrey Gould take a community-oriented approach to identifying factors that contribute to adolescent fertility. Their analysis focuses on zip code areas in California during the early and middle 1990s with a certain minimum number of adolescent women aged 15-17. In those areas, the proportion of families living below the poverty level was far and away the strongest influence on the birthrate among 15-17-year-olds, followed by the proportion of adults aged 25 or older with a college degree. In contrast, race and ethnicity were by themselves only weakly associated with adolescent births. The findings clearly point to poverty and low levels of education and employment as important contributing factors to births among young teenagers.

Taking a societal perspective on the effects of teenage childbearing, Petra Otterblad Olausson and a group of Swedish colleagues report on findings from a national record-linkage study of nearly 900,000 women born between 1941 and 1970 who gave birth before age 30. Swedish women who had been teenage mothers were less educated and had had more births than were women who first gave birth at ages 20-24. Moreover, the early mothers were more likely to be living without a partner, to be collecting a disability pension and to be relying on welfare. These findings held after the researchers adjusted for the effects of the women's family socioeconomic background when they were teenagers.

Past research has shown that teenagers with siblings who gave birth during adolescence are at heightened risk of doing the same. In this issue, Patricia East and Elizabeth Kiernan offer evidence (taken from a study of 1,500 California youths) that young women who have two or more sisters who had teenage births are at especially elevated risk of initiating sexual intercourse and of experiencing problems in school, using drugs or alcohol, and engaging in delinquent behavior. Young men with more than one parenting sister also are more likely to be sexually experienced. The authors suggest that professionals serving at-risk youths consider screening clients for their number of parenting sisters and for those sisters' age at first birth, as a potentially useful way of identifying youths who are at high risk of an early pregnancy.

In 1997, the federal government established the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a means to ensure that uninsured, low-income children have health insurance coverage up to age 19. States' flexibility in what services are covered might limit adolescents' access to reproductive health services, though. Rachel Gold and Adam Sonfield report here that CHIP administrators say their states allow relatively comprehensive coverage of such services, especially routine gynecologic care, screening for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy testing. CHIP programs appear to be inconsistent, however, in guaranteeing that teenagers will have the flexibility in choosing providers, the information and the confidentiality that they need.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic characteristics of adolescent boys and girls who engage in three sedentary behaviors (television/video use, computer use, and reading/homework), and to explore how each sedentary activity is associated with body mass index (BMI), dietary behaviors, and leisure time physical activity. DESIGN: This study draws on data collected from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), a school-based survey examining personal, behavioral, and socioenvironmental factors that are associated with nutritional intake among adolescents. SUBJECTS: The study sample consists of 4746 middle and high school students from 31 public schools in a metropolitan area of the upper Midwest. All students were invited to participate. The overall response rate for Project EAT was 81.5%. Data collection was completed during the 1998-1999 school year. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Multivariate linear regression was used for examining associations between independent and dependent variables, controlling for age, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. All differences were considered statistically significant at P 041b061a72


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