Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sex Activity Map of Teens Spells Disaster

This is a map based on the sexual activity of teenagers. It was made by Peter Bearman, director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University. The data came from a Midwestern US highschool. The blue dots are males while the pink ones are females. While one doesn't usually see the connections of people in real life regarding this activity, close analysis illustrates how young people choose their sexual partners. This only shows how easy it is to pass certain diseases, not only one way, but back and forth. It also emphasizes the importance of using protection, like condoms.

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