It is also important for parents to watch for behaviors that might indicate their teen is a victim of bullying or violence―or that their teen may be victimizing others.If bullying, violence, or depression is suspected, parents should take immediate action, working with school personnel and other adults in the community.Several brain regions in the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex and in the hypothalamus that are deemed important for self-control, delayed gratification, risk analysis, and appreciation are not fully mature. In addition to the mentioned health risks (like unwanted pregnancies and infection transmissions), other risks have been associated with early sexual activity.For example, a recent study (2017) found that those who start having sex at an earlier age have higher risks of: not using a condom; not having good memories of that first experience; and having had that relationship for non-autonomous reasons (such as partner pressure, peer pressure or the influence of substance use).Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
The risks are higher for young adolescents because their brains are not neurally mature.
Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years.
Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important.
Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.
As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.
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