Lake Cumberland District Health Department
A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.
During the teenage years, decision-making becomes more complex as teens are faced with choices that have real consequences, such as school, friends, driving, substance use, and sex. However, teens are not yet skilled at regulating their emotions, which can lead to impulsive decision-making and risk-taking. Therefore, it is crucial for parents to establish a healthy and trusting relationship with their teens during this time. Building a strong bond with your child can help them make better decisions and navigate the challenges of adolescence more successfully.
These links will help you learn how to guide your teen to become a healthy and productive adult.
The Lake Cumberland District Health Department provides Sexual Risk Avoidance Education with funds received through a Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant (1-TP1AH000185).
|Ever had sexual intercourse||41.70%||34.80%||39.20%|
|Had sex with 3 or more people||10.40%||9.60%||8.50%|
|Used a condom with last sexual intercourse||53.90%||48.70%||52.60%|
|Forced to have sex||10.30%||6.50%||6.80%|
|Students who had sexual intercourse during the last 3 months who drank or used drugs before intercourse||17.10%||17.50%||14.90%|
|Ever used marijuana||33.10%||32.10%||31.90|
|Students who do not have a trusted adult in their life to talk to about serious problems||13.90%||11.30%||15.52%|