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Sex ed starts contraception conversation

Sex ed starts contraception conversation

Jordan Durkin and Madeline Holobinko

March 15, 2019

Talking about contraceptives is the elephant in the room for most teenagers. But for a conservation on so many young adults’ minds, it surprisingly never takes place. When teenagers need advice from adults regarding birth control, many avoid bringing up the topic themselves out of shame, embarrassment or ...

CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

Sarah Lynch and Maddie Curtis

February 18, 2017

The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the ages of 20 and 24, about 12 percent of females and 14 percent of males are virgins. While some sources argue the average age is slightly earlier or later, statistics...

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Caroline Monaghan

February 18, 2017

Approximately 65 percent of CHS students do not talk to their parents about sex, according to a survey of 228 students from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, and 68 percent do not feel comfortable bringing up the subject. Conversations with parents about sex can be anything from awkward to helpful, with rules set...

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