Why are so many girls sexually active if they are three times more likely to be depressed and attempt suicide than sexually inactive girls?
== == * Where did you hear that, in your abstinence-only sex ed
class? whoever told you that information, probably either made it
up or distorted it in some way or isn't accounting for other
factors. don't believe it without having more information. having
sex will not make you depressed and suicidal, this is propaganda. *
Oh how I wish there was an easy answer for this question.
Unfortunately no easy answer exists. There are many reasons that
teenage girls become sexually active. Peer pressure. Curiosity.
Intimidation. And the list go on and on. Through education, they
can stop. It needs to start at home and continue within
circles of friends and school. It needs to start with the changing
of the moral code. Sounds like and insurmountable task doesn't? If
you try and I try, and we get our friends to try, maybe we can
start the ball rolling. Ready, set, GO. * The truth behind this
from my opinion is that once you lose your virginity- it's not
something you can simply ask for afterwards. Think of it this way,
you're having sexual relations, thinking your in love, but then one
day/evening your partner leaves you. You gave away something you
cannot have back. I'm not sure how much sense that makes, but be
reminded that this is only my opinion. Now am I saying one should
never ever have sex? No, not at all, but wait until you and your
partner are ready for it. * I think you may have this backwards.
Your question implies that, for teenage girls, having sex leads to
depression and suicidal tendencies. There probably is a correlation
between early sexual activity and depression and suicide, but it
seems much more likely that girls have sex before they are ready as
a way of trying to escape or deal with their depressed feelings.
If, for example, one is feeling unloved or worthless (a symptom of
depression), having sex is one way to try to make that feeling go
away. This is NOT to say that all teenage girls who have sex are
troubled, but that the percentage who are depressed or suicidal may
be having sex for the wrong reasons. Remember, if the above
statistics are accurate, 75% of sexually active teenage girls are
not depressed. answer second from top does not say how many of
those teens that are depressed have a family history of depression
that is just stupid. I think girls that are inactive how a history
of being more depressed and you don't know how there life is at the
time of when they try or actually succeed