Condoms, birth control pills, the birth control shot, and Plan B: These are all the contraception methods that the Lynn public school committee is considering giving out to students for free at school. The committee members are grappling with their district having the 6th highest teen pregnancy rate in the state, so at the Septemeber […]
Today’s teens live in a culture of sexual confusion that does not direct them toward healthy relationship choices. Many of them seek love in uncommitted sexual relationships that put them at risk for life altering events such as unmarried pregnancy, disease, emotional devastation and financial insecurity. How do we as Christians help our children acquire […]
From the UK Telegraph Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms. The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching love scenes could “fundamentally influence” a teenager’s personality. The researchers, from Dartmouth College in […]
During the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Lolo Jones clipped a hurdle during a race and was denied her life-long dream of a Gold Medal. However, she is winning another medal each and every day, and that is the one for being pure. The 29-year-old athlete “with looks that kill” is a virgin and is […]
Two new studies speak of the value of abstinence-only education. Read this encouraging article from the Washington Post and this more recent piece from Conservative America Online.
Staying on the theme of teen sexuality and education, Frank McNamara, Jr. (former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts) has a fantastic column in today’s Boston Globe on condoms and sexual abstinence. In talking about moves to make condoms even more readily available for free to children as young as 11 (the mayor of Philadelphia offers to […]
The federal government’s latest survey on sexual behavior in the United States contains evidence that more teenagers are choosing abstinence over sex. In the 15 to 24 age group, 29 percent of females and 27 percent of males report never having sexual contact with another person—higher percentages in both cases than in 2002. “The public’s […]