Depression is a mood disorder. This means that the condition affects your child's mood and behavior. No one is exactly sure what causes depression. It is known that depression is associated with changes in levels of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals affect the ability to feel and experience pleasure.
The pressure to have sex starts as early as age twelve. But too many teenagers start having sex before they think it through or decide what they'd use for birth control. Sex can be hard to talk about: it involves very personal feelings. Deciding to make love is a big decision, so you owe it to yourself to find out first: what are your risks?