Skip to comments.Jill Stanek: Linking U.S. teen pregnancies and AIDS in Africa
Posted on 07/16/2008 4:22:36 PM PDT by wagglebee
CNN reported July 11 that according to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. teen pregnancies in 2006 rose for the first time since 1991. Translation: "One-third of girls in the U.S. got pregnant before age 20."
In the same article, CNN reported a "striking decrease" in the percentage of eighth graders smoking, down from 10 percent in 1996 to 3 percent in 2007.
While federal health experts were at a loss to explain the spike in teen pregnancies, a Centers for Disease Control official said smoking abated due to "efforts convincing kids and adults not to smoke," according to CNN.
So teaching smoking abstinence works, reminiscent of last decade's "Just Say No" drug abstinence campaign.
It would make sense to teach kids to abstain from the harmful behavior of premarital sex.
But no. The Associated Press reported June 24 that 22 state governors have now rejected federal grant money to teach sexual abstinence, with "participation in the program
down 40 percent over two years."
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“One-third of girls in the U.S. got pregnant before age 20.”
I didn’t realize the FLDS cult was so pervasive. That’s a lot of dirty old men.
Here we go again.
Just teach teenaged girls about all the lies, deceptions, and manipulations that boys use to get them in the sack.
A generation ago that might have worked, today the girls are predators just like boys.
Mistrust of the motives of those who would engage in premature sex would go a long way to restoring a bit of the chastity of the earlier times that you and I remember.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Wednesday to triple spending for a much-acclaimed program that has treated and protected millions in Africa and elsewhere from the scourges of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The 80-16 vote committed the United States to spending up to $48 billion over the next five years for the most ambitious foreign public health program ever launched by the United States.
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