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1) Do you know the 10 reasons why some young people choose to have sex?
Peer Pressure - Many young people feel great pressure from other teenagers to become sexually active. In fact this is the number one reason that teens have sex. Teens do not want to be different or be rejected by their friends. Teens with low self-esteem are particularly vulnerable to peer pressure. Read More >

2) Good News for Parents: Jama Study
A landmark report published in September, 1997 in the Journal of the American Medical Association brings encouraging news for parents. The study, called the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, was funded by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Read More >

3) Condom Effectiveness?
... the report further found that condoms provides virtually no protection for women against HPV, an STD which can lead to cervical cancer, which kills more women in the U.S. than die from AIDS each year. Read More >

4) Sexed-up Images in Media Hurt Young Girls
Inescapable media images of sexed-up girls and women posing as adolescents can cause psychological and even physical harm to adolescents and young women, a study in the US has warned. Read More >

5) Watching Sex on Television Predicts Adolescent Initiation of Sexual Behavior
Early sexual initiation is an important social and health issue. A recent survey suggested that most sexually experienced teens wish they had waited longer to have intercourse; other data indicate that unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are more common among those who begin sexual activity earlier. Read More >

6) MTHS senior to represent state as Miss N.J. Outstanding Teen
A Cape May County resident holds the title this years Miss New Jersey... Read More >

7) Township Teen Wears State Crown
If Bert Parks were still alive he would have sung those famous words "There she is..." at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center the afternoon of January 29 as Court House resident spoke with reporters about what it is like to win the coveted title of Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen..Read More>

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