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Susan Browning Pogany

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PREGNANCY: TEENS LEARN HARD TRUTHS ABOUT SEX SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
February 27, 1999
Many myths surround sex and teen pregnancy.
S BEEN MADE OUT TO BE. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 16, 1999
When sexually active teen-agers honestly discuss their physical and emotional reactions to sexual intercourse, a common comment is, “It wasn’t at all what I expected.” Many are disappointed. Part of the reason for their false expectations is that television, movies and popular magazines often show sex as the most glorious thing two young people can share. Long-term exposure to all this terrific looking sex may lead teens to assume that by having intercourse, they will not only experience the most intensely beautiful physical sensation imaginable, but they will also move into an exciting and sophisticated new phase of life. Only after a series of heartbreaks and reality checks do they finally understand that sex can’t accomplish this.
S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE AND SEX. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 2, 1999
When you’re a teen-ager, falling love is fantastic. But falling in love can also be a disaster. The emotional intensity can make it difficult to keep a level head. It’s easy for young people to find themselves swept off their feet, sexually excited and wondering, “Should I or shouldn’t I have sex?” Emotions are tumbling full-tilt, hormones are racing full-throttle, one partner may be urging the other on, and there’s only a tiny voice in the back of a teen’s mind saying, “Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.”
WHEN DATING, TEENS NEED RULES AND SUPERVISION.
December 19, 1998
As any frustrated parent of teen-agers can attest, the years between 12 and 20 are when our children try their hardest to assert their independence and break away from parental authority. It’s a normal part of growing up. But parents sill need to hang in there, supervise their teens, and provide rules — especially when it comes to dating. Below are 10 dating tips each for parents and teen-agers, based on information found in “Sex Smart: 501 Reasons to Hold Off on Sex.” Ten teen dating tips for parents

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