Many teens have sex because they think “ everyone else” is having sex. Fifty-three percent of high school students have not had sexual intercourse. Teenagers think if their friends are having sex then they have to have sex as well to fix in with the group. Teens who have sex are at high risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Fourteen percent of high school students report having had sex with four or more partners. Which I think is a very high number because by the time you get into your late twenties that number would double. The more sexual partners a person has over time, the more likely he or she is to get a sexually transmitted disease.
The media also plays a big role in teens decision to have sex. It seems like every time you turn on the television something portraying to sex is being displayed. Teens who see and hear a lot about sex in the media may be more than twice as likely to have early sexual intercourse as those who are rarely exposed to sexual content. Shows that are suppose to be for teens shows a whole lot of sex moments. The songs they play on the radio is always talking about some type of sexual intercourse.
Teens need to be aware of the consequences of having sex. Teens don’t pay attention to this and its something that is very important to think about. We need to educate more teens about what problems they could face when they start having sex at a young age. Most teens get pregnant at a young age. If they knew more of what could happen to them then maybe they would think twice about the deciding to have sex.