Teenagers can, in fact, make some mature decisions when it comes to sex.
The latest government data show that 8 of 10 teen males used a condom the first time they had sex, an increase of 9 percentage points since 2002.
The findings, released yesterday, come from the National Survey of Family Growth, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2006 and 2010. The data were gathered from in-person interviews with 4,600 teenagers across the country.
Nearly 11 million illegal immigrants live in the U.S., hoping to get a piece of the American dream. Mexican-born actor Demian Bichir brings to light their experiences in his new film A Better Life. He plays an undocumented gardener who tries providing a better life for his American-born teenage son. Bichir talks with Michel Martin.
Our Bodies, Ourselves turns 40 years old this year, and the new edition includes the latest data on safer sex, body image, local and global activism, changes to the health care system and more. Judy Norsigian co-authored the first edition and every edition since. Christine Cupaiuolo and Jamia Wilson worked on the latest edition. All three speak with Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently said that prostate cancer screenings don't save lives, and recommends that healthy men should not get prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests. Dr. Compton Benjamin, a urologist at George Washington University, argues that the PSA provides the best insight into whether a patient may have prostate cancer. But Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society says the PSA is overused and usually inconclusive. Both speak with Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)