Quick Note Article by Marc Aupiais
CDC Finds Most Teens are Virgins, Contrary to Planned Parenthood: ALL: "Washington, D.C., July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins – which American Life League (ALL) has said contradicts propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.
'This study has huge significance for our nation's public and even private schools - many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood's dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum,' said Judie Brown, president of ALL.
In the 2006-2008 period, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.
The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that it is 'against religion or morals.'"
The study here mentioned by LifeSitenews (A service relied on by the Vatican), shows something substantial, it notes further down a seeming connection between abstinence education and a radical decline in sexual activity of teens, about 4 in 5 of those surveyed had not had sex in the past month.
"The report also revealed that "the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)""
Of course if the study were reduced to only 19 year old's, I would be interested to see the possible change in results. Still, the amount of sexually active teens has been reducing over the past few decades in America.
"The number of "sexually experienced" teens peaked in 1988 at 51%. The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s"
Morals and religion are the main reasons for abstinence cited.
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