Sex and the American Teenager

Sex and the American Teenager

Seeing Through the Myths and Confronting the Issues

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an analysis of teenage sexual behavior, assesses the issues surrounding sexual development in teenagers and sex education in schools, and includes statistics and case studies.

Rowman and Littllefield
Sex and the American Teenager provides an expert's assessment of the controversies surrounding the sexual development of adolescents, and their beliefs and problems regarding such matters. Using numerous case studies, Dr. Thomas illustrates specific ways that sexual issues arise in school and the variables that impact each case, while suggesting ways parents and school officials can deal with problematic situations. Though not simply statistics-laden, Dr. Thomas's book is replete with information about teenagers who engage in sexual acts, become pregnant, are sexually abused, and contract sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Thomas also discusses the coping methods teenagers use, and he describes the types of sex education programs in which students are most likely to participate. Dozens of case studies illustrate how problems of students' sexual behavior can differ from one incident to another depending on the teenagers' ages, family backgrounds, school settings, and the culture of the surrounding communities. Thomas concludes the book by summarizing the recent past and speculating about the likely status of sex in schools in the years ahead.
Sex and the American Teenager provides an expert's assessment on the controversies over teenagers' sexual development, beliefs, and problems, and schools' methods of coping with such matters. Thomas's book is not only replete with facts about sexual issues in school, it provides case studies that illustrate the specific ways that sex issues arise.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009
ISBN: 9781607090182
160709018X
9781607090168
1607090163
Branch Call Number: 371.714 THO
Characteristics: iii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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