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Drinking at a young age increases risk of girls having sex early by four times

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: August 31, 2017 | Updated on: August 31, 2017

The study showed that risky sexual behaviour caused by drinking early makes girls vulnerable to STIs and unplanned pregnancy.

The same was true for boys who started drinking before 14 (Photo: Pixabay)

The same was true for boys who started drinking before 14 (Photo: Pixabay)

Risky sexual behaviour among people at a young age is a cause for concern and more exposure to porn online has also proved to be a factor leading to children as young as 13 committing sexual crimes. While more awareness and sex education is key to preventing misconceptions among children, there are more activities that can lead to an unhealthy attitude towards sex.

A new study has revealed that the age when girls start drinking has a lot to do with the direction in which their sex life will proceed. The findings suggest that drinking before the age of 13 increases the risk of girls having sex young by four times and puts them at risk of STIs and pregnancy.

Impairment from alcohol adds to the chances of being victimised or victimising others and early sex can lead to unplanned pregnancies. Planning a sexual encounter is about how two people think about what they are doing and the relationship they share.

The key to curbing this issue is to talk to teenagers about making better choices and having the experiences they want without taking health risks.

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