Emerging Sexuality

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Emerging sexuality that accompanies adolescence poses fundamental challenges for youths. Adjusting to altered look and functioning of a sexually matured body, knowing how to deal with sexual desires, values and sexual attitudes, experimenting with sexual behaviours and experiences gives a sense of self growth. Adolescent responses to these challenges are profoundly influenced by the social and cultural context in which they live in. Adolescence means the beginning of physical sexual maturation and reproductive capacity. Young people have a need and a right to know their bodies and to be educated and informed about their sexual wellbeing, however, they are facing many barriers of the receiving community and gaining access to the
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Problems of mental health, depression, low self-esteem and belief of hopelessness can promote the participation of adolescents in intimate relationships. Other ways to get involved in helping young people and communities reach sexually responsible behaviour as in schools, sharing information with other professionals in the health and personal in evidence-based intervention models. Being knowledgeable about the education for health and access to health services in their local community. They have resources and information reference available for young people and families in your community. Advocate for policies that protect the confidentiality of young people seeking their wellbeing. Functioning with youth and families to facilitate communication on responsible sexuality. Researchers refer to evidence through statistics of the recent situation and highlighted that high sexual expectations exists among young people. Further, sexual activities must be within a structure that is responsive to the regulatory aspects of the early sexual…show more content…
It is appreciated that overall rates of teen sexual activity, pregnancy and maternity are declining, and that they are increasing their rates of contraceptive use. However, it has increased the proportion of young people who have had sexual intercourse at an early age. Further, the use of contraceptive use for the first time users increased and it has fallen afterwards. There is general consensus that the proportion of adolescents who engage in behaviours that put at risk of pregnancy and HIV and other infections (STI) sexually transmitted is still too high. Adolescent health professionals are faced with the dilemma of how to refine programmatic and research efforts to maintain the progress that has been made while reducing those risk behaviours that remain too prevalent. The solution may lie, in part, in bridging the gap between research and programs. For more than 30 years, researchers have studied the antecedents of teenagers' high-risk sexual behaviours, and service providers have designed programs to prevent those behaviours. Their efforts have typically proceeded independently. Spirituality is an significant but often neglected component of the prevention of early sexual behaviour. Spirituality is a process of self-regulation allowing girls to foresee, monitor and constructively deal with each aspect of their daily lives, including controlling their sexual desires The absence of spirituality in

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