Young Adults Most at Risk for STD’s and Unplanned Pregnancy

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Teens are usually the target of programs aimed at teaching youth how to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, but  recent studies have found that people in their 20’s are most likely to suffer the consequences of premarital sex.

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Teen Girls Feel Pressured into Sending Risque Photos

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A recent survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP) found that most young people think sending risqué photos of themselves is “a fun and flirtatious activity.” But when probed more deeply, 51 percent of teenage girls admit they sent the images because they felt “pressured by a guy.”

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