Teenage Girls Are More Likely to Try Alcohol
That puts them at risk of unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
One in five adolescent girls consume alcohol at least once a week find themselves very drunk, and do sex that they regret. While nearly 40 percent are involved in a fight.
Nearly 88 percent of girls aged 15 and 16 said that they had consumed alcohol compared to 80 percent for boys.
According to The Daily Mail, the study found that among adolescents of both sexes, those who like to drink consume beverages the equivalent of more than a bottle of wine a week. The findings also concluded that drinking has adverse effects on their achievements in school.
The report was compiled by the Center for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University. Questionnaires were completed by 11 thousand teenagers in North West.
“Alcoholic beverages may place girls in a situation where they are too drunk to consider whether they want to have sex or take appropriate measures to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The report found that among both sexes, 30 percent of teens have drinking parties at least once a week. ”
“The consequences of both is direct, such as poor school performance and violence and alcohol-related health problems later in life and pregnancy.”
The survey found nearly 40 percent of girls who drank at least once a week have been involved in a fight. And more than 20 percent said they had been drinking heavily, so the do sex they regret. That figure is higher than 15 percent for boys in the same position.
Don Shenker, from Alcohol Concern, say there are clear links between young girls drinking parties and unplanned sex and alcohol-related violence.