1 IN FOUR TEENAGE GIRLS HAVE A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE 03/12/2008


by Moody Adams
A first-of-its-kind study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 1 in 4 teenage girls in the United States has a sexually transmitted disease.

“Human papillomavirus was the most common of the four diseases included in the study, affecting 18 percent of the girls studied,” reports the Chicago Sun Times. “Chlamydia was a distant second at 4 percent, followed by trichomoniasis and genital herpes.”

"It's a clear sign that something's wrong in terms of the way we teach sex education, the way we talk about it, and the message we send to youth," said Soo Ji Min, executive director of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.
Some are saying this proves that teaching abstinence doesn’t work. Actually abstinence is the only thing that will protect teenagers.

The Bible’s laws against fornication and adultery are not to prevent us from having fun anymore than the curve signs on the highway. They are simply directions to keep us from disasters. One in 4 teenagers are discovering this. Sex has consequences as certainly as failing to obey the curve sign.


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