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By law she isn't old enough to consent to sex and make an informed decision on it. So I think you need to be helping her and supporting her and finding out why she had sex and who with. 13 is very young - she might not even have started her period - please don't play along.
#48 I question "the least amount of teen pregnancy." Are you counting 18-19 year olds in this? Abortions against births? I find it very hard to believe that of the about 50 male students I coach in rugby having at least 15, that I know of, being fathers, and another 9 that should have been fathers before abortion that the number has somehow gone down. When I was in highschool on a 70 man football team and 30 man baseball team only 2 guys had kids and only another 3 would have had kids if the moms didn't have abortions. Maybe I'm coaching the "crazy" cross section but I'm wondering where these numbers come from.
The least in teen pregnancy is one thing, but that doesn't mean that the younger generation hasn't started earlier and has easier access to adult content. Also, I'm sure that Plan B being widely available has a part in the teen pregnancy rates. It sucks people are blaming the parents. They can't watch everything the kids do and the kids may not care/ or under stand the potential consequences. Kids now are more aware of tech and may have an easier time hiding somethings.
55-- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department reported in September that pregnancy and abortion rates for teenagers have dropped over 10% in the past two years and have been declining steadily over the past 20 years. In a May article, the LA Times cited an independent study reporting similar drops. I teach high school and I also have known several pregnant teens over the years, so the numbers surprise me, too, but there does seem to be a trend.
Well my paranoid side says the numbers are being manipulated. It makes no sense that a middle class suburban highschools pregnancy rates would over quadruple in the 10+ years since I graduated to now. And somehow that's just an isolated raise. But who knows? Maybe with all the new agencies and laws the numbers aren't exactly doctored as much as they are "true" to an exact letter definition.
Sexually active at THIRTEEN?! When I was that age I still hadn't kissed a boy!
I did kiss a boy when I was thirteen but wasn't sexually active until I was seventeen. And for the people saying that it is imperative that teenage sex leeds to teenage pregnancy: I had my first kid at 28. You just need to know how to use protection and be slightly paranoid about safety.
Well maybe you should talk to her about safety in regards to sex. If she will continue to be active, she should at least know about precautions she can take. Based on her reaction, she is not fully informed.