ReflectingGod wrote:A girl (or indeed, boy) may often feel pressured into sex as their friends are (supposedly) all doing it, and they want to fit in.
Also a large number of girls end up with older boys, who expect them to have sex with them, and the girls are almost forced into it, and they feel it is something they must do.
All i can do is agree to this statement as it is probably very near the truth. And i would also agree that 70% of the girls i that i used to be friends with (back in school) lied about having sex.
edd8990 wrote:Wrong. In Britain, there is NO leagal restriction on males having sex (Unles it is homosexual in which case - 1 The under 16 rule only applies to females.
This is true in britain but it is not widely known.
In my opinion sex ed is seen mainly as a big joke in schools in britain, mainly because people find it embarassing to talk about in front of their friends because they dont want to say something "blonde".(no offence blondes).
Everyone would laugh and not really learn all that much from the lesson apart from if you have unprotected sex then you can still go out and by a pill the day after. This gave peers an extra method of pressurising because it is another reason why unsafe sex can be safe in their eyes.
I'm 17 have a bf and have had unsafe sex once since i started at 15,(mainly due to peer pressure) if i had not had a friend who had her life ruined at 14 by a pregnancy that wasnt deteced until she was 6 months in.
The fact is that 30 years ago people looked at teenage pregnancy as something to hide away, and was absolutely socially unacceptable. Now people are used to it and don't usually give it a second thought.
Anyway i was lucky to have seen the concequences of unprotected sex a year before i started, maybe if schools got teenage mothers to come and give a lecture on it then it might educate people a lot better than the "teachers" do.
*edit* missed a quote mark in my bbcode */edit*