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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a realistic way to stop teen sex and pregnancy?

2 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Education: This is a natural part of life. Understanding consequences and dealing with them logically is occasionally beyond the teenage mentality, in which no adults understand their angst. But that does not mean that we should not try. There are those, however, who disagree, and feel that keeping people in the dark is a way to have them appreciate the light.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Educate & Discuss:: Consequencies of wanted & unwanted pregnancy. How this will affect their future & affect all their furure plans & unfairness to any resulting child & to teenager's parents. Also explain how their hormones will naturally give rise to feelings of sexual attraction & possible need to consumate. Discuss peer pressure & how to avoid. Talk about safe sex, contraception & STDs + avoidance. Be honest.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
As usual, Dr. Klauber's response is right on the mark. Education and open discussion without bias is the best way to go.
Jun 10, 2012

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why is sex ED a good?Way ?To keep teen pregnancy rates down?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Sex education: Like any topic, education is the best treatment for ignorance. Cheers to you for believingt that sex education is a "good way" to prevent teen pregnancy. Discussing the details of the reproductive systems in both males and females can familiarize teenagers with their bodies and their functions so that they will know how to observe precautions.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
The more you keep sex information a secret or forbidden, they will be more curious to know what is the great secret and want to experiment. Knowledge is power and helps to make appropriate choices.
Jul 22, 2012
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