More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill..Drop from 1 in 12
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed roughly 2,000 boys and girls, 15 to 19
FDA loss of control on Plan B not surprising
Main reason also…boys “wanted to copy what they saw in pornography and that ‘it’s tighter’”
Students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar…but they can get a (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent
In today’s youth culture, sex is incredibly hard to navigate well, even more so for Christian teens
Unruly and aggressive from a young age were found to be more likely to start having sex before age 16
Documentary points out that more people visit porn sites in a month than Netflix, Twitter and Amazon combined
What makes the story even worse is that hundreds of onlookers watched and did nothing. . . in broad daylight.
The nation’s largest pro-life organization for millennials will engage them in beyond their high school and college days
Becoming Your Kids’ Go-To Person About Sex
I think a lot of teenagers are attracted to money and fame and luxurious things….’oh it’s not that bad, maybe I could…
Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge.
Findings from the 2015 Survey of Millennials, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health
Two realities of teen life is they end up in sticky situations and it’s awkward, scary and hard to get out of…
Things are changing in the area of teen sexuality
“the unedited truth about sex.” Every teenager…needs to read this book
Ohio religious leaders say
One thing I’ve learned is that young people are utterly confused about love -
Exciting New Resource for You -Sexual Integrity Initiative
With 20 minutes of sex in its 100-minute running time
So what did I take away from this year’s Super Bowl?
It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer
But it gives people the right to think I’m a slut. Just because I’m a girl, I can’t freely have meaningless sex
Yet it seems that I am more frozen by the fear of my peers’ disapproval, than admitting a truth that in reality…
He saw the 19-year-old sneaking around his apartment Friday with his 17-year-old daughter
Renewing Our Culture
From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of children born outside of marriage has grown by 6.7 percentage points.
The Youth Culture Report
This year, we can’t help but note the “blend of music” that made it to the top
Porn is about the closest thing they’ve had to sex education—schools have outdated and uncomfortable sex ed and their parents are absolutely…
‘Family Guy’ Christmas Episode Portrays Jesus as a Lying, Sex-Crazed Adulterer
Sex Week falls short of its claim to be an inclusive dialogue, often pushing away students of religious communities
This is part of an FYI series on navigating digital technology and social media with young people
5 Myths About Modesty
How to Reduce Teen Sexual Activity
A Baptist, a pediatrician, and an executive from Planned Parenthood walked into a bar to…
Questions like these continued throughout my childhood, and no matter how intimate, Mom would answer without any sign of embarrassment
My advice: Honestly, wait until you feel you’re really mature enough to handle the emotions and outcomes of sex. I was only…
The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash
By Walt Mueller
SEX…. “We need to talk with our kids about this regularly!”
New low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition…
Snapchat has come to a new low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an…
EXPERT ADVICE From Dr. Ricki Pollycove
An estimated four million fewer babies were born to teen mothers from 1992 through 2012
Sex and violence has become more prevalent in movies aimed at youth
But there’s still a lot more conversations that need to happen, according to new data
This intervention can help us break that cycle of despair
Researchers wanted to know how teens’ perceptions of their peers’ sexual behaviors and attitudes influenced their own decisions about having sex
What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me
If we’re going to warn people of the perils of Big Gulps, shouldn’t we warn them of the dangers of sex?
“Don’t text and drive until you’ve learned how to juggle straight razors nude.”
She might sue..the book is a violation of state law for the course to include information that is not age appropriate
She hid her pregnancy because previously, others’ forced her into having an abortion
Some of those students could have been as young as 11 years old
Promising amazing sex in exchange for purity doesn’t serve anyone…
MTV’s new show Virgin Territory turns a personal life event into profit
Planned Parenthood receives more than$500 million annually from taxpayers, half of the organization’s budget
Belonging to the cool crowd is associated with higher rates of drinking, drug use, sexual activity
Are more kids having sex than years prior?
Students were largely unaware of potential legal consequences of sexting
Staffer Caught on Hidden Cam Telling ‘Teen’ Some Shocking Things About Porn and ‘Kinky Sex’
The Centers for Disease Control
Planned Parenthood received $540.7 million in (taxpayer) funds in 2011-2012.performed 327,166 abortions
Early sex in a relationship was also associated with living together sooner and less satisfying marriages
McAfee: More than half of teens in the poll were in a fight because of something on social media
1 in 10 new moms is a teen. Only about 50% of teen mothers have a high school diploma
The book called, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” is for kids 10 and up
GOT’where you can dream like a child, while still being pulled into adult themes that have relevance
5-12 HPV, dating violence, abstinence, sexting and social media to sexual orientation, gender identity and contraceptive options
It’s time to stop using demeaning object lessons to talk about the sanctity of sex
Share her views on virginity in an effort to help young people cope with the negative media messages
83% of teen girls who were sexually experienced didn’t get sex education until they’d lost their virginity
They apply no morality to any of this, beyond the gross immorality of judgement and the intrinsic good of tolerance and autonomy
The American Girl: Princess to Promiscuous
The American Boy: From Superhero to Skirt Chaser
“I’m so happy,” Deprill said “I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years. …
So what’s the big fuss? “I think it’s remnants from when the church had much more influence
The principal said the models showing the size of a fetus during a nine-month pregnancy went too far
A free webinar next Tuesday, March 4th at 8pm ET (6pm CT / 5pm PT)
Shooting porn empowers me and brings me unimaginable joy
What kind of impact might our culture have had on students if there had not been a sexual abstinence movement in
A 13-year-old Miami girl became one of the countless children to fall prey to a sex trafficking scheme
For decades, the Sexual Revolution has promoted the guilt-free, do-whatever-feels-right culture
Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad
Surveyed 11- to 17-year-olds about their substance use during the prior three months.
Adolescent girls with a major mental health disorder are three times more likely to get pregnant than those without a mental illness
All the Debauchery One Pick Up Truck Can Hold
Sexually active at 14..get pregnant have a significantly higher chance of having an abortion
Stupid to teach children that vaginal and anal are examples of an abstinence-based curriculum
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.