In todays age, this contrast is sharpened when the issue of dating is approached.
In addition to his penchant for writing and aspiration to become a journalist, he enjoys examining his Indian ethnicity through the eyes of a concerned teenager.
He is editor-in-chief of his schools yearbook, a member of the student council, an essayist for the literary team and a member of the National Honor Society. For many Indian-American teenagers, growing up under the roof of conventional Indian parents can become an experience like no other.
Other reasons included a fear of sexually transmitted infections, a lack of desire, being afraid of getting caught, and the belief that sex was not appropriate for someone of their age.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.
In 1999, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found that 95% of public secondary schools offered sex education programs.