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Do they teach sexual and health education in school to all the kids anymore?

Do they teach sexual and health education in school to all the kids anymore?

I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Sex Education (Definition)

Knowledge-based programs focus on teaching adolescents about their bodies and their normal functions, as well as provide detailed information about contraceptives and preventing STDs. Research indicates that abstinence-only education without information about contraception does not decrease teen pregnancy rates, but knowledge-based ...Read more


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Why isn't sex education and aids prevention taught more ?

Why isn't sex education and aids prevention taught more ?

Complex: There are many in our communities who feel that organized sexual education interferes with their prerogatives as parents, and some that it intrudes on their religious beliefs. It has become extremely difficult to develop agreement on who should be tested, to say nothing of offering education. This is done commonly in many countries in europe, and explicit ads on tv are common. Not here. ...Read more

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With a big teen pregnancy problem why are more schools not teaching sex education?

With a big teen pregnancy problem why are more schools not teaching sex education?

Ignoring the Facts: The Office of Adolescent Health, part of US Dept of Health & Human Services, has gr8 website devoted 2 facts on teen health, incl reproductive health. Some facts reported: (a) States that teach kids only 2 abstain from sex have highest rates of teen pregnancies. (b) Abt 50% of all STDs diagnosed each yr R in teens! http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/reproductive-health/index.html ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Exercise/diet: Any form of exercise that is consistently part of your daily lifestyle along with a healthy balance diet should appeal to your sexual health. ...Read more

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How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

Adversely: Alcohol blunts reflexes and judgement. You can make poor decisions, get into situations and relationships that can be harmful . Sex with multiple partners increases risk of contracting sexually transited diseases. Drinking and partying a lot also does not promote meaningful communication with others...Ie jut talking with others builds friendships..These behaviors can also ruin your reputation ...Read more

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Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

No: No, they do not. And even if they do, its not always required and many offer parents and children the right to opt out. So not all children will receive comprehensive sex education. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Abstinence is taught: Unfortunately that is often ineffective since our sex drive is one of the most powerful forces in our existence. When teens act on the drive they often have the least information and this often leads health problems. ...Read more

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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a site for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Does anyone know a site for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Teen health, fitness: To get adequate information daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple resources, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html & american college of sports medicine are sites of credible information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites, apps. ...Read more

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Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Trustworthy therapy: You NEED to find a therapist you can trust who is also an expert on addictions like this. Meanwhile - be very careful about STD/pregnancy prevention - not to mention the full range of violence. These things can make a future career in any field impossible! Until you find a way to form and use better judgement, you'd destroy any success you'll work for. Do it now! ...Read more

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Is birth control free for girls at family planning clinics?

Is birth control free for girls at family planning clinics?

Most likely!: Depending on where you live, most family planning clinics have programs for free or reduced cost birth control. Planned parenthood, which has locations nationwide, does provide free or low cost birth control for girls. So do many of the adolescent medicine programs that are located in children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Probably no need: There is no need to inform them. Since 90% of all people get HPV, and at any time 30-50% of sexually active persons are infected, your partners are at no higher risk because you have been diagnosed. If any of your partners is quite recent (in the past 6 months) and if you have genital warts, tell them so they can be on the lookout for warts. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Iam a 24 yrs married girl.3 years completed.bt we didn't do successful sexual intercource.because of my fear of pain and some other matters. Tensed nw?

Iam a 24 yrs married girl.3 years completed.bt we didn't do successful sexual intercource.because of my fear of pain and some other matters. Tensed nw?

Counseling: Is important with a psychologist / gynecologist that you trust and identify well with, gradual dilatation of the vagina and relaxation of of pelvic floor muscles techniques are available, finally once penetration is achieved, the penis is the best dilator, goodluck, , ...Read more

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Male age 52 having ejaculatory prob..Takes excessive effort and stimulation..Normal test levels and excellent sexlife and partner..Pls help me diagnos?

Male age 52 having ejaculatory prob..Takes excessive effort and stimulation..Normal test levels and excellent sexlife and partner..Pls help me diagnos?

ED: If you are able to get normal erections satisfactory for intercourse then your problem really is not a erectile dysfunction. If you are experiencing problems reaching climax, it is possible that your problem is related to some of your medications. Speak to your prescribing primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Do all public schools require sex education?

Do all public schools require sex education?

Sex: As far as i know - if the school receives federal funding then yes it is required. ...Read more

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Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage trouble: How do you know her needs are met? There are many marriage counselors out there, and one of the best is Mort Fertel. He has been through an extraordinary stress of multiple deaths of children, and drew on his life experience to help others. Start with his newsletter. He'll take you through it step by step, especially with a spouse who refuses counseling, doesn't think it's necessary, google him ...Read more

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Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Here are some ...: Traditional and local social taboo has barred something to happen and someone to participate in certain aspects of life without justifiable reason for mental supremacy and discrimination. But, I do feel parents' attending sex Ed Class will help and improve its intended effectiveness. Nonetheless, ask and try so to testify how it may pan out at where you're. Best wish... ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Education (Definition)

Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research . It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...Read more