time, some teens that abstain from sex till marriage, do not agree with courses that try to scare teenagers with harrowing talk of ruined lives. In those classes, there are going to be kids who have had sex and that hasnt happened, says one of them. So theyre going to think that doesnt apply to them.
In northeastern Texas, advocates of abstinence education vow to fight for their mission because to them, it is not just a matter of sexuality or even public health. Getting a teenager to the other side of high school without viruses or babies is a bonus, but not the real goal. They see casual sex as toxic to future marriage, family and even, in an oblique way, opposition to abortion.
You have to look at why sex was created, says Eric Love, the director of the East Texas Abstinence Program, which runs Virginity Rules,Sex was designed to bond two people together.
To make the point, Love grabbed a tape dispenser and snapped off two fresh pieces. He slapped them to his filing cabinet and the floor; they trapped dirt, lint, and a small metal bolt. Now when it comes time for them to get married, the marriage pulls apart so easily, he said, trying to unite the grimy strips. Why? Because they gave the stickiness away.
It was Mr. Robert Rector, fellow at the Heritage Foundation, that wrote the first bill that legally defined abstinence education. According to Rector, viewing abstinence primarily through the lens of public health distracts the focus from marriage. Once you understand that thats the principal issue, he says, you understand that handing out condoms to a 17-year-old is utterly irrelevant."
In abandoning abstinence education, states have largely said that comprehensive sex education programs, which discuss contraception beyond the failure rates, have a better scientific grounding. New laws in Colorado, Iowa and Washington state that sex education must be based on research or science which is often interpreted as code forPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
. Viewing Loss Of Virginity As A Social Phenomenon2
. Technical Reversal Of Virginity Now For Rs.20, 000!3
. Teenagers Often Deny Taken ‘Virginity Pledges4
. Virginity Vows by Teens may Mask Truth5
. Katee Holmes Vs Katie Holmes Case of Losing Virginity6
. Loss of Virginity Could Prove Traumatic If Relationship Falls Apart Subsequently