What’s it like being a teenager? Confusing, Tiring, Confusing, Busy, Confusing, Fun… The list could be infinite (or not) . But amidst all the confusion, mixed feelings, the wrong and the right choices, there are some signs sent by yours truly (TeenlinkJ) to guide you about the one thing that comes on your mind 34.2 times a day for you boys and 18.6 for you girls: SEX
- 70% of people have had sex for the first time as teenagers
- There are more than 19 million new STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) cases in the U.S. and nearly 50% of these cases are amoung young people aged 15-24
- Each year,750,000 of teen women between 15-19 become pregnant. 82% of teen pregnancies are unplanned
For more information on this topic check out MTVs website. They have some awesome information about how and why it is important to get tested, how to talk to your partner(s), and the real deal about relationships.
Also, if you ever want to talk to someone your own age more about all of this, if you have any questions, fears, or just need to talk, Teen Link is open every night from 6-10pm. We have an online chat service or you can call us at 866TeenLink or 866.833.6546.