Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Once again--that abstinence only sex ed is just raking in the results

A new study shows that 1 in every 4 teenage girls has an STD.


Oh yeah, tell them not to have sex and that'll work. Don't teach them how to adequately protect themselves. That's a GRAND idea.

Some doctors said the numbers might be a reflection of both abstinence-only sex education and teens' own sense of invulnerabilty. Because some sexually transmitted infections can cause infertility and cancer, U.S. health officials called for better screening, vaccination and prevention.
My point exactly. But wait! There's more!
Only about half of the girls in the study acknowledged having sex. Some teens define sex as only intercourse, yet other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some diseases.
So the other half were what? Keeping it a secret because its frowned upon and they weren't taught to protect themselves? That sounds about right.
"Those numbers are certainly alarming," said sex education expert Nora Gelperin, who works with a teen-written Web site called sexetc.org. She said they reflect "the sad state of sex education in our country."
Amen, sister! The sad state indeed.

1 Comment:

MarilynJean said...

That poster is cool, but I can't tell if it is horribly heterosexist, or implying that everyone is bisexual.


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