Using case studies and statistics, provides an overview of the perils of sexual intercourse before marriage, including information on abstinence, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies....
|Title||:||Safe Sex 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews)|
|Publisher||:||21st Century February 16, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Safe Sex 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews) Reviews
Hyde and Forsyth try very hard to present an even and unbiased view on teenagers and sex, but unfortunately seem unable to report the facts without coming across very heavy handed. It is clear that these women both feel that teenagers should not be having sex at all, and they perpetuate gender stereotypes in regards to teenagers and sexual activity. They present several different scenarios of girls being pressured into sex, sexually abused, or damaged in some way physically and emotionally due to a sexual encounter, whereas the boys in each scenario escape relatively unscathed. And while the authors clearly do not support abstinence only education, and do encourage teens to talk to an adult to learn about safe sex, they use a book full of scare tactics to encourage teens to avoid all sexual activity. There is not one example, in a book full of possible scenarios, of a loving young couple enjoying safe sex (of any type) without consequence. The authors never impart their own judgment in their own words, but we see scenario after scenario of young women feeling "guilty and ashamed" (page 55) of themselves because of their sexual encounters and the consequences.
Far too many pages spent discussing abstinence. Remember "Just say 'No' to drugs?" Yeah, that didn't work either. And there are three sentences on abortion that are not really informative. There are plenty of resources that are NOT this book where people can get free, accurate, non-biased, non-judgmental information about sex.