today, our topic is very thorny and sensitive, as we will talk about ways to prevent teenagers from engaging in sexual intercourse so that they do not fall in vice.
If there’s a gap in time from when she comes home from school and you come home from work, have her go to a neighbor or friend’s house where an adult is present, or if that’s not possible, set firm boundaries with her, letting her know it’s unacceptable for anyone to be in the house when you’re not there. Get to know your teen’s friends and their parents. Teenagers are highly influenced by their peers, so make sure she’s not hanging out with other kids that might pressure her to become sexually active
Perhaps the best line of defense to help prevent teen sex is to talk to your teen early and often about the risks of engaging in sexual activity. Expressing your moral views on sex is a start, but talking to her about the health consequences of sex might do the trick. Most teens know that unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, but give her some hard facts. Tell her that the CDC reports in 2009, more than 8,000 people between 13 and 24 years old had HIV and over 400,000 teen girls gave birth that year as well. There are 19 million new cases of STDs every year and almost half of those are people aged 15 to 24. Let your teen know that even if she thinks she’s being careful — using a condom or other form of contraceptive — the only fool-proof way to not contract an STD or become pregnant is abstinence. Further, explain to the teen how pregnancy and diseases can affect their entire lives, their future and their dreams, and always let your teen know that although you disapprove greatly of teen sex and hope she will make the right choices, you are there for her if she ever needs to talk about feeling pressured to have sex or concerns if she’s already had sex.
if you were sexually active at a young age, explain why you believe she shouldn’t make the same choice. According to Planned Parenthood, teenagers are less likely to engage in risky behaviors — including sex — when an adult is nearby. Teenagers are highly influenced by their peers, so make sure she’s not hanging out with other kids that might pressure her to become sexually active.