Many girls were thus trying to make their own solutions like blaming their sexual behavior on something else or silencing their own desires and choosing to not engage in sexual behavior to a problem that is actually caused by power imbalances between the genders within our societies. This causes them to often see their own bodies as others see it, which causes them to feel a sense of detachment from their bodies and their sexualities. National Public Radio, Henry J. Mental Health Literacy is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective and successful in living full and healthy lives. BangladeshNepal and Pakistan have no coordinated sex education programs.
The sexual self-concept of girls with more negative views are highly influenced by other people; those of girls who hold more positive views are less so.
Girls felt they had less control over their sexuality when they saw men objectifying women and not valuing commitment. Increasing levels of androgen and estrogen have an effect on the thought processes of adolescents and have been described as being in the minds "of almost all adolescents a good deal of the time". The results of a study by Deborah Tolman and her colleagues indicated that adolescent exposure to sexuality on television in general does not directly affect their sexual behaviors, rather it is the type of message they view that has the most impact. In some cases, sexual activity with someone above the legal age-of-consent but beneath the age of majority can be punishable under laws against contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The authors detected four trends during their interviews: