Melbourne, May 20 (ANI): Teen girls often don’t know how to say no when it comes to sex because it’s often too late that they are taught about the ‘birds and the bees’ in school, according to an academic.
Adolescent health specialist Rachel Skinner says that sex education in schools is often too little too late.
He analyzed the sexual experiences of 68 girls aged between 14 and 19, and found that the girls were aware of the consequences of unprotected sex but unaware of the negotiating skills to resist peer pressure.
Most of the girls said that they regretted their first sexual experiences.
Skinner revealed that a large number of girls were not even ready when they lost their virginity.
“Many of the teenagers said how sex education was something that was too little and too late in their schooling years,” the Courier Mail quoted Skinner as saying.
She added: “These young people knew about the risks of unprotected sex … rather than how to negotiate with a partner about having sex at the time that they feel ready for it.” (ANI)