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Underage Sex

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Underage Sex Underage sex is a big problem in Britain. Our law states that to have sex, one must be sixteen or older, whether it is homosexual sex, heterosexual sex or bisexual sex. The consequences of underage sex can be stressful, hurtful and demoralising. The teenage youth are largely ignorant about the topic of sex and the repercussions that follow meaning not only do they suffer, but we do too. Despite campaigns handing out free contraception, many teenagers have sex without protection leaving the girls pregnant. Most young females do not want to have the baby though and so they get an abortion. Lots of these abortions are done via the NHS and all this is draining the NHS's resources and money which could be used for other things. ...read more.


and sometimes acquired immune deficiency syndrome also known as AIDS. It is suspected that one in ten sexually active teenagers are infected with an STI. Infections like these at such a young age can affect the person's later life. They can spread the infection and the results of the infection may mean they can't work or have a good quality of life later on. There is a huge stigma attached to young people who are found to be pregnant, infected with an STI or who have had an abortion. There's still a certain taboo surrounding this topic and so the relatives and friends of the young person can be humiliated and disgraced. ...read more.


Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education said that this "simply encourages teenage sexual activity." The programs should be thought over and made fun while informative in order to grab teenagers' attention. Examples of how to do this could be by using television, the internet - something used daily by virtually all young people or by making it a lesson in school curriculums. The World Health Organisation says that four out of ten girls have underage sex in Britain - the nadir of Western Europe's rates. Underage sex has terrible consequences if the young persons are not effectively educated and armed with the necessary contraception. The consequences the teens must face, consequently creates consequences for us, residents of England who weren't stupid enough to engage in sexual intercourse at such a young age. ...read more.

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