Navigation Links
New STD Data Shows Need for Abstinence Education, Says Family Research Council
Date:3/13/2008

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moira Gaul, Family Research Council's Director of Women's Health declared that the alarming new data released at the CDC's national convention on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) shows the failure of so-called "comprehensive" or contraceptive- and condom-based sex education. "Only a risk-avoidance or sexual abstinence-until-marriage strategy will be effective in helping to reverse the current STD epidemic," said Ms. Gaul.

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study indicating that 1 in 4 teen girls, or 3.2 million, are infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). In addition, findings from two other studies presented show that of the young women receiving contraceptive services, over half are not receiving appropriate screening and treatment for STIs.

"Taken altogether these findings represent confirmation of a simmering STD epidemic and tremendous negligence in care for those most at risk for contracting STDs," noted Gaul. "The call for an effective public health prevention strategy could not be more urgent."

"While much of the medical and public health community pays lip service to prevention for our young people, these results continue to provide sad evidence that the focus is on facilitating high-risk behavior rather than true primary and even secondary prevention," Gaul declared. "Abstinence education offers an effective and holistic approach to protect our young people's current and future health by teaching them necessary skills to build healthy relationships and providing accurate medical information concerning risks of sexual behavior."

FRC also called upon policy-making bodies, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, to develop and formalize clinical counseling interventions directed toward sexual risk avoidance strategies for adolescents. "Such strategies would mirror, and thus strengthen, the risk avoidance prevention messages presented to adolescents regarding tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and violence," said Gaul. "This risk avoidance message is the best form of primary prevention youth can receive, and it's time for the medical and public health communities to step up to the plate."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Family Research Council
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Avalere Study Shows Medicare Part D Helping People with Type 2 Diabetes; Warns People with Diabetes of Probability of Reaching the Donut Hole
2. Protein deficiency leads to faster fat burning in mice, study shows
3. Diabetes Ten City Challenge Collaborative Model Shows Improved Patient Health Across Key Clinical Indicators
4. First early-detection blood test for Parkinsons shows promise
5. Research shows promise for potential new gene therapy strategy for muscle-wasting diseases
6. New Survey Shows Solutions to Improve Latinos Access to Health Care in California
7. The hand cant be fooled, study shows
8. Chamber Analysis Shows OSU Medical Center Leads Area Job Growth
9. Research Shows Alcohol Can Benefit the Hearts of New Drinkers
10. Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
11. New WBL Foundation Survey Shows Robust Pool of Women Available for Corporate Board Service
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, ... 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November ... a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) ... discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for ... opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... AMSTERDAM , Sept. 25, 2017   ... Trial Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial ... Amsterdam , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services ... its clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a ... Montrium,s eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its ... helping those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia ... in Essex, England commented, "I ... experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every ... recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: