More Youngsters Having Unprotected Sex 09/28/2011

by Moody Adams
“Young people across the globe are having more unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception options, a multinational survey revealed on Monday” reports Reuters News.

“The "Clueless or Clued Up: Your Right to be informed about contraception" study prepared for World Contraception Day (WCD) reports that the number of young people having unsafe sex with a new partner increased by 111 percent in France, 39 percent in the USA and 19 percent in Britain in the last three years.

"No matter where you are in the world, barriers exist which prevent teenagers from receiving trustworthy information about sex and contraception, which is probably why myths and misconceptions remain so widespread even today," a member of the WCD task force, Denise Keller, said in a statement with the results of the study.”

Some of the reasons for the increase are:
Parents not instructing children.
The fear of AIDS is decreasing while the disease is increasing.
TV shows such as “16 and pregnant.”
The church has not taught teens that “fornicators” cannot enter the Kingdom of heaven (I Corinthians 6:9, 10).
One or another partner preferring not to use contraception.
Being too drunk to remember to use contraception.
The general consensus that contraception is “not cool.”

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