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Friday, March 4, 2011

Abstinence Making a Comeback

In support of loads of evidence in favor of abstinence programs and their effectiveness in lowering both teen pregnancy rates and incidences of teen sex comes this article from The Daily Mail about how today's young people are becoming more likely to forgo sexual relationships until adulthood....

"Fewer young Americans are having sex, according to a report released today by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

Almost a third of all 15 to 24 year olds - 29 per cent - have never had sex, up seven per cent from the year before.

Health scientist at the NCHS and lead author of the study Anjani Chandra said that 15- to 19-year-olds made up the lion’s share of this category, a finding that seems to counter other reports regarding teen sex trends.

She told MSNBC: 'I think a lot of people misconstrue this as meaning they’ve never had vaginal sex. But this is no sexual contact of any kind.
'They didn’t have oral sex or anal sex. They didn’t have anything.' "

Such statistics give hope to the notion of responsible teens on this subject that in spite of the Obama administrations efforts to de-emphasize such initiatives.


JD Curtis said...

Wow! I thought this would have stirred at least a small bitof discussion, but I guess I was incorrect.

Ross said...

That's great news. An Australian radio show is doing a story on teenage sexuality tomorrow (Tuesday) night. I'll send you the link after the broadcast. One thing they'll report is that rather than parents or school sex ed classes, Australian teenagers are using the internet to educate themselves about sex.

Gregg said...

I am coming late to the party, but I am surprised also. The sexual revolution did us no good. Glad to see morals may be improving.

His Lordship The Gun-Toting Atheist said...

"Almost a third of all 15 to 24 year olds - 29 per cent - have never had sex, up seven per cent from the year before."

That's probably the same third of 15 to 24 year olds who are obese. No wonder no one wants to sleep with them.

GentleSkeptic said...

Thought this might be of interest.