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Epidemic : how teen sex is killing our kids

Author: Margaret J Meeker
Publisher: Washington, DC : LifeLine Press, ©2002.
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Describes the widespread advance of sexually transmitted diseases in the teenage population, covering causes including birth control, reliance on condoms, and the teen body.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meeker, Margaret J.
Epidemic.
Washington, DC : LifeLine Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)894887839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret J Meeker
ISBN: 089526143X 9780895261434
OCLC Number: 50510841
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The Epidemic is Here --
1. Lori, Alex, Holly --
Lori's Story --
Alex's Story --
Holly's Story --
2. The Epidemic Is Real --
The Epidemic Defined --
Lifelong, Life-Threatening --
STDs Don't Discriminate --
Like a Match to Gasoline --
Allyson's Story --
Breaking the Silence --
Mayhem in the Media --
Curriculum for the Classroom --
3. The Explosion from Two to Fifty --
Sick for Life --
HPV: Ground Zero --
Lydia's Story --
Herpes: The Recurring Dread --
Erin's Story --
Easy To Share --
An Illness of Body and Mind --
HIV and AIDS --
Hepatitis B --
More Strokes --
4. Curable but Dangerous --
Chlamydia --
Sandy's Story --
Gonorrhea: Back with a Vengeance --
Syphilis Incognito --
Trichomoniasis: HIV's Little Helper --
Bacterial Vaginosis --
My Patients Are Your Children --
5. The Emotional STD --
Skyrocketing Rates --
Darlene's Story --
Searching for Proof --
Tony's Story --
Sex and Depression --
The Special Loss of Divorce --
The Triumvirate of Depression --
Spirituality and Depression --
Uncovering Depression in Teens --
Part II. The Forces at Work --
6. Birth Control Is Not Disease Control --
My Story --
Tools for Protection --
Oral Contraceptives --
Condoms --
Long-term Hormonal Therapies --
The Doctors' Dilemma --
7. Condoms and the Myth of Safe Sex --
Karen's Story --
Talking Terms --
The Real Deal on Condoms --
Sex, Lies, and the Freedom of Information Act --
Condoms Versus the STDs --
What Teens Fear Most --
Condoms and Teenagers: An Unhealthy Mix --
Sending the Wrong Message --
8. Media and the World Our Kids See --
Parents: Exhausted and Discouraged --
Blockbuster Sex on the Big Screen --
The Sounds of Sex: Music and MTV --
Television: The 800-Pound Gorilla --
Dotcom Sex --
Selling Shampoo ... or Sex? --
Teens: Soaking It up Like a Sponge --
Sex Is Big --
Sex Symbols as Role Models --
Cool People Are Promiscuous --
So What Are Parents To Do? --
9. High-Risk Sex --
Why It's Happening --
Oral Sex: A Craze with Consequences --
Oral Sex Is No Protection --
Mary Ellen's Story --
Homosexual Sexual Activity --
Multiple Partners --
Can I Watch? Voyeurism --
Everything But Sex ... --
Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol --
Jared's Story --
The Alcohol-Disease Connection --
Cybersex --
Good Sex/Bad Sex --
Part III. What to Know, What to Do --
10. Adolescent in Body and Mind --
When Puberty Strikes --
Andrea's Story --
STDs and the Adolescent Girl's Body --
When Boys Reach Puberty --
Sex and Sexuality --
Emancipation --
Identity Formation --
Inability To Think in the Abstract --
11. Connectedness --
Our Teenagers Want Connectedness with Us --
Developing Great Relationships with Our Teens --
Connecting Through Communication --
Connecting Through Intimacy --
The Magic Touch --
Connecting Through Emotional Intimacy --
Connecting Through Love --
Connecting Through Appreciation --
Parental Disapproval of Sex --
12. Holding Off --
Teaching Kids To Postpone Sex --
Ambivalence Is Permission --
It's Never Too Late.
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In this groundbreaking book, Meeker uncovers the serious epidemic of STD's among teens and the pattern of political correctness and marketing hype that has caused this tidal wave of disease.  Read more...

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