Saturday, September 24, 2005

New Stats Reveal Dangerous Trend in Teen Promiscuity

A lot of work has to be done, according to new stats released by The National Center for Health Statistics. According to the report, half of the American teens from 15-19 have engaged in oral sex. 70% of the 18-19 ages have admitted to this activity.

Teenagers engaging in oral sex do not realize that they are putting themselves at risk for contacting STD's. Also, Herpes I and II, syphilis, gonorrhea and, to a lesser degree, chlamydia and HIV/AIDS can be transferred through oral sex. This is an alarming find, and we need to teach our teenagers to abstain from having any sexual contact until marriage.

Not every parent is able to be open with their teenagers. But, they need to get over the timidness, if they want to save their teenagers from heartbreak and a case of illness for which there is no cure. This data release should be an eye opener for parents!

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1 Comment:

Blair said...

Good heavens! I guess you can assume the numbers are high but to see them is just astounding!

Protecting our kids is getting more and more difficult. I don't see how we can't talk to our kids about these matters as they get older (mine are still rather young). I know I'll probably need to broach the subject much earlier than I think is appropriate with kids being younger and younger experiencing sexual contact.

Oh Lord, please open the eyes of the parents today!