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Here's why teenage girls indulge in unsafe sex

Bossy parents
Keeping a close eye on your teenage kid's every move will actually encourage him or her to have more sex, according to a new study, which provides a link between rigid parenting and increased sexual activity in older teens.

Sex and relationships, Factors leading to underage sex among teenage girls

While it's not yet confirmed if controlling mothers and fathers cause kids to have more sex, Rebekah Levine Coley, lead author of the study, said that it is wise to give children freedom.

Alcohol consumption
Teenagers' drinking habits are making them indulge in sex beyond their desire, causing an epidemic of risky sex, doctors have warned.

Sex and relationships, Factors leading to underage sex among teenage girls

Many teens admit going "further than intended" once they are drunk. It also states that excessive drinking and sex was a "cocktail" for teenage pregnancies and infections, a major newspaper quoted the college as stating in a report.

It's all in the literature
Reading books is a good habit but a new study has found that popular teen books can be surprisingly sexual, meaning that reading may not always be the wholesome activity that parents expect.

Sex and relationships, Factors leading to underage sex among teenage girls

Books aimed at 12 and 13-year-olds were no less sexy than books aimed at readers ages 14 and up. In addition, sex was rarely presented in a healthy light: Contraceptives and practical consequences were almost never mentioned, said study researcher Sarah Coyne, a psychologist at Brigham Young University.

The 'Gossip Girl' books and a vampire series 'The Anna Strong Chronicles' were two series that were particularly focused on sex, she said.

Teen lesbianism on the rise
Teenage girls are indulging in more sexual contact with each other than ever before, a study has found.

Sex and relationships, Factors leading to underage sex among teenage girls

According to statistical data, 11 percent of 17-year-old girls have engaged in contact with other girls, compared to just five percent in 2002. 

'Sexting is normal' for girls as young as 14!
A new study has shed light on how an increasing number of girls in their early teens are resorting to sexting and sending explicit photographs to their boyfriends.

Sex and relationships, Factors leading to underage sex among teenage girls

Jon Brown, head of the NSPCC's sex abuse programme, has asserted that sexting is on the rise, and it's providing a whole new resource for perverts.

"We have unearthed a lot of evidence of girls aged 12 and 13 becoming pressured into sending explicit photographs to boyfriends," the Mirror quoted him as saying.

The weight issue
A new study has revealed that teenage girls' weight or perception of their weight might play a role in their participation in risky sexual behaviors.

The research team from University of Pittsburgh showed that those girls who were both sexually active and overweight, or who thought they were overweight, were less likely to use condoms than normal-weight sexually active girls.

Moreover, underweight girls were also less likely to use condoms.

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