Myths and Facts. Teen pregnancy. MYTHS OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY. Everyone is doing it. Less than half of all high school students have ever had sex. . Girls never pressure guys to have sex; pressure always comes from the male.
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Less than half of all high school students have ever had sex.
Pressure can come from anyone regardless of gender, sexual experience, or age.
8/10 first time teen sexual relationships last 6 months or less.
¼ are one-time occurrences.
If you are drunk or high, you do not make good decisions.
People are more likely to be the victims of rape when substance abuse mixes with sexual activity.
Sperm stays alive several days once in the vagina.
If two condoms are worn at once, they will rub against each other, causing friction and a hole can rub into them, reducing your protection from STDs and pregnancy.
In order for the Birth Control Pill to be effective, it must be taken once a day, every day, at the same time.
Birth Control Pills do not take effect until one month after a girl begins taking it.
ARE ISSUES FACING TEEN PARENTS?
That equals 745,000 teen pregnancies each year.
Twice as high as England or Canada.
8x as high as Japan.
Less than half of teen mothers ever graduate from high school and fewer than 2% earn a college degree by age 30.
Teen mothers are more likely to smoke during pregnancy.
More than ½ of mothers on welfare had their first child as a teenager.
¼ of teen mothers have a second child within 24 months of the first birth.
These absent fathers pay less than $800 per year for child support, often because they are poor themselves.