Is 11 to young to have sex?:/
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Tara - posted on 10/20/2011
I say yes. Unfortunately it does happen more often than I care to think about.
At 11 a girl is physically able to become pregnant, not to mention all the STDs she could be exposed to.
Same with a boy - at 11 he can be physically capable of fathering a child, and again, there is a risk of STDs.
I think knowledge is power and educating our children about their bodies, sex and birth control is the best way to prevent them from having sex too early. Ensuring that they value themselves enough to wait is a huge priority.
If you have a child who is having sex at that age or know of a child that is having sex at that age then it is time to have a serious sit-down talk with them about the risks and consequences of what they are doing - at 11 they don't intellectually understand how devastating a pregnancy or STD can be to anyone, let alone a child their age.
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