Are today’s teens becoming more sexually active and aware at a younger age than previous generations?

Abstract

There has been a rise in sexual awareness among the teenagers. The statistical comparison of the current and past generations sharply differs. The mass media is largely to blame for the sexual practices in the youths.

Introduction

Are today’s teens becoming more sexually active and aware at a younger age than previous generations? Currently, teenagers have more information on sexuality while some have sexual experiences at a tender age. Parents and the media have to combine efforts to fight the vice.

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Literature review

Chapman, J. (2000). Adolescent sex and mass media: a developmental approach. Miami: Herald.

According to Chapman, the media is to be blame for the sharp rise in adolescent sex. To solve the problem, Chapman recommends the establishment of a body to monitor the contribution of media on sexuality.

Brown, D. (2002). Mass media influences on sexuality. New York: Harper & Row.

Brown also blames the media as the major source of moral decadence. He calls for the restrictions of teenagers from accessing obscene materials from the media.

Ponton, L. (2000). The Sex Lives of Teenagers. New York: Dutton.

Ponton is concerned about the sharp rise in teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, she recommends an explicit study to solve the problem.

Analysis

The first two authors of the above books point a blame finger at the media and the parents while the third author recommends for clear study to establish the origin of the problem.

Methodology

Through epidemiological approach, a retrospective study of teenagers (13-18 years). There will be an assessment of media and lifestyle comparing the behavior in the age groups. Results will determine the conclusion and recommendations.

Hypothesis and Conclusion

Sex is rampant among the teenagers. I believe my research will establish the cause of sexual exposure in teenagers and the subsequent ways to solve the problem.

References

Brown, D. (2002). Mass media influences on sexuality. New York: Harper & Row.

Chapman, J. (2000). Adolescent sex and mass media: a developmental approach. Miami: Herald.

Ponton, L. (2000). The Sex Lives of Teenagers. New York: Dutton

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