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Why do some teens become sexually active?

  • Sexual attraction
  • Society & media pressure
  • Peer pressure
  • Use of alcohol and drugs
  • Pressure from boyfriend/girlfriend
  • Desire to be considered “normal”
  • Parents’ example
  • Inappropriate sex education
  • Mistaken beliefs
  • Boredom
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • No good reasons to say “No”

The majority of sexually experienced teens wish they had waited…

[research from author Dr. Tom Lickona; Abstinence Educators’ Network, www.abednet.org]