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Responsible Sex Education by 8manderz8 Responsible Sex Education by 8manderz8
Each year, about one million American teenagers becomes pregnant.

A young woman who becomes pregnant before the age of 20 is less likely to complete her high school diploma, and is more likely to:

:bulletpurple:Drop out of school
:bulletpurple:Receive inadequate prenatal care
:bulletpurple:Rely on public assistance to raise her child
:bulletpurple:Develop health problems
:bulletpurple:Have her marriage end in divorce.

One million is preventable. Educating about responsible and safe sex practices is imperative to the future of our country's children.

:bulletred:The Claim: Research shows that abstinence-only education delays sexual initiation and reduces teen pregnancy.

:bulletgreen:The Facts: Abstinence-only education programs are not effective at delaying the initiation of sexual activity or in reducing teen pregnancy.



:bulletred:The Claim: Abstinence only programs are responsible for the recent dramatic decline in teen pregnancy.

:bulletgreen:The Facts: A new study showed that improved contraceptive use is responsible for 86% of the decline in the US adolescent pregnancy rate between 1995 and 2002.



:bulletred:The Claim: Virginity pledges (public promises to remain a virgin until marriage), a common component of abstinence-only programs, delay the onset of sexual activity and protect teens from STIs.

:bulletgreen:The Facts: Research suggests that, under certain very limited conditions, pledging may help some adolescents to delay sexual intercourse. One study found that the onset of sexual activity was delayed 18 months among pledgers; however, the study also found that those young people who took a pledge were one-third less likely than their non-pledging peers to use contraception when they did become sexually active.





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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The only time I would approve of saying "shut your legs!" to women is when they are 10-14. Yes, I know girls that age are having sex.
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BaconMagic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Isn't 15 and 16 also too young?
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
15 is so-so and 16+ I am perfectly fine with if they know what they are doing.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a bit scary to think about, I agree. At the very least though, we should make sure they know about contraception methods. :/
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Unfortunately the only contraception methods they teach us is how to not talk about it.
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KTEnsley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was in high school they didn't do an "abstinence-only" program, but it wasn't really much better... They very briefly talked about birth control methods but then immediately started going on and on about how even if you don't get pregnant or get STDs or anything, you're bound to be seriously emotionally/mentally hurt by it because apparently the feeble teenage mind just can't handle such things. Or some bullshit like that. And then they gave us "V-cards".

I'm one of those rare nerds who's decided to be abstinent, but I feel bad for any kids who did have sex... the class made protection methods sound so useless they probably skipped using them altogether.
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
It's things like this that make me hate pro-lifers even more :facepalm: Who cares about the teenagers education, when we have a fetus to worry about. Personally, I'm going to teach my future kids about sex, and I'll even put them on birth control.
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Damn turn your daughters into whores instead of the values and importance of sex.

This is EXACTLY Why there's such a high divorce rate you devalue marriage and sex altogether
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
And tell me this; what is so wrong with being a slut? It's someone who is sexually promiscuous (spelling), and there's nothing wrong with that as long as they use protection. It's bullshit that men can run around fucking everyone, but god forbid women do the same :| 

Or maybe it's becuase people change over the years and can become douchbags. 
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
So it's ok devaluing sex and raising the divorce rate? 
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