any help appreciatedWatch
im doin a piece of sociology cw for my A2 on young peopels attitudes to sex and part of it will covering if the age of having sex is decreased. If anyone would like to comment it would be of great help.
The Rhondda Cynon Taff has the worst teenage pregencey rate in Europe. Kids as younger as 13 have been known to be having sexual relationships and even having children.
Recentley, in year 11 (my year) at school, two girls had to leave school after discovering that were expecting. Both decided to keep their babies and this is common among girls who land themselves in this position. Not many choose abotions even though it will affected their eduction and ruin their lives.
The friends of the girls think this is a great thing and are always pleased to hear when other teenage girl is expecting.
If the age limit was to be lowered, it would make girls and younger girls in our area feel it is ok and have sex. Leading to more pregencies.
Also, this increase in sexual activity would increase the rate in which STIs are spread.
Hope this helps a bit.
Hope this helps (went on a bit of a rant but...)
Secondly, and this is going to sound really bad but most of the people i know that have dropped out of school to have a baby didn't have any other ambitions in life such as uni etc. Obviously there are going to be loads of exceptions to this and accidents happen but with the people i know all they wanted for someone to give them unconditional love and to be a mum. It didn't matter to them whether they had a baby at 15 or at 30. .
it seems a bit pointless to have a legal age limit when the majority of people have had sex before it. If someone is emotionally ready for sex at any age why should they not be allowed to. However,if it was any lower or non existent, i think it you would regularly see 13 year olds shagging about. I reckon it also gives some protection to younger girls. If it was legal to haves sex with a 13 year old, can you imagine how bad the whole pheadophile situation would be. If there was no legal age limit for sex would it have been legal for the studabaker bloke to run off with that 12 year old and have sex with her?