Wednesday, March 12, 2008

One in four teen girls in US infected with STI

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that one in four teen girls in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted infection (STI). (A little more than 3 million girls.) Among girls who admitted having had sex, the rate was 40 percent.

One in four. 40%.

How does that make you feel about your own daughters chances?

And don't fool yourself into thinking this is just about intercourse. STI's can occur via heavy petting, oral sex, or mutual masturbation.

Wake up, this isn't the 60's anymore when the threat of infection was largely limited to syphilis and gonorrhea. Five decades of foreplay have unleashed approximately 25 STD/STI's.

Do you really believe she will avoid infection by learning how to use a condom or dental dam - at school?

That feeling in your gut is telling you that sex education programs are not working. The reason, IMHO, is because they are driven by an unhealthy ideology. Sadly, however, most sex education sponsors are in denial the ideology exists - even as our daughters pay a heavy price.

Denial is easy to identify. Look for it every time you hear someone demean, belittle or blame abstinence. We should also look for it in the mirror. We will never, ever, protect our daughters until we come clean and tell them that the ideology of the sexual revolution has failed.

In other words, the rise in STDs, teenage pregnancy and abortion rates are the result of a progressive ideology towards sexual behavior - not because of a lack of education about salves, creams, abortions, condoms, dental dams, pills and vaccines.

Go ahead - tell her.


Troy said...

Abstinence is working - woring to make kids ignorant.... from Florida:

Survey: Fla. Teens Believe Drinking Bleach Will Prevent HIV
Some Teens Also Believe Mountain Dew Will Stop Pregnancy
POSTED: 1:54 pm EDT April 2, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A recent survey that found some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy has prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state.

State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida's abstinence-only sex education, Local 6 reported.
They are proposing a bill that would require a more comprehensive approach, the report said.
It would still require teaching abstinence but students would also learn about condoms and other methods of birth control and disease prevention.
The bill just passed its first vote in a committee, Local 6 reported.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

And so many people thought that we were educating our children... uhuh,

Anonymous said...

Where are the parents? If these kids are believing this stuff it has more to do with their parents. Do you really think they are telling them through abstinence education that a cap of bleach with prevent HIV and a shot of mountain dew will prevent pregnancy? You would have to believe this to make the connection.

Marissa said...

Why pick on the girls? What about the boys? Who are the girls getting these diseases from? Are the girls getting them from rape, incest, molestation?

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