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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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:iconderpymailexpress:
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  Hobbyist Writer
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  Hobbyist Writer
So it's ok devaluing sex and raising the divorce rate? 
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Sex has nothing to do with divorce. And there is nothing wrong with divorce, sometimes, it's the best thing. 
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YES
It has everything to do with it. 
Why do you think it's the number one reason for divorce?

No Divorce is extremely fatal to child development, don't ever call it the best thing
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Cheating, is more the reason for divorce rather then, sex with the spouse. 

People make such a big deal about divorce. How it's against Gawd, it fucks up children and it's bullshit :X (Mad) YOUR Gawd is not in THEIR marriage, so it's not your, business. Furthermore divorce can be better for the children. Stay married to someone you hate, just becuase of the kids? That is not a good message to send to your children. Most people I know, who's parents are divorce, are happy, because they didn't like all the fighting, and drama. So yes, I will call divorce the best thing, when it comes to unhappy marriages. 
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cheating happens because spouses care more about SEX rather than love.

Divorces are a big deal since it DAMAGES child development and hurts populations growth (look it up it's scientifically proven)
LOL Using "Gawd is not in their marriage" EXACTLY that's why it happens a lot look at the divorce rate in Europe. 

Unhappy marriages happen because the spouses care about sex. 

For example would man marry a pornstar. Why or why not? Obviously she's pretty but she's banged 10 guys per fucking week obviously a relationship with her wouldn't last. As they would feel extremely distant. 
You have a really fucked up mindset, you probably like most atheist suffer from depression LOL 
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thanks :D
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And remember! That means about 2,000,000 kids DEFINITELY had unprotected sex. :D And prolly lots more, they just got lucky and didn't get pregnant.
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AngryCinnabon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
We mustn't mutter the word "abortion" either. NEVER EVER. You are a murdering devil worshiping satanic atheist whore because you want to make your life better in the long run rather than ruining your life and your unborn child's life.
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why have sex in the first place? LOL
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Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
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AngryCinnabon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I live in Mississippi, and I dread having to take a sex ed/health class soon. I hope the virginity pledge isn't required because it really is bullshit. As long as you are legal and protected, there's no problem with sex, and the whole saving yourself before marriage thing is outdated, in my opinion.
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is why the divorce rate is so high, why are you devaluing sex and marriage?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Don't take the pledge. Make a fuss and claim it's unConstitutional or something:P
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They can't force you to take a pledge and even if you take it, they can't force you to uphold it.
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:iconangrycinnabon:
AngryCinnabon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Then I'll just have to deal with being called a slut, I suppose.
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing wrong with being a slut. :D
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FlamingHeadcase Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could this please be hammered into the Texas legislators brains? The only time I was taught Sex Ed during my school years was my last year of elementary school and being taught the birds and the bees by my mother, and neither back then taught me about any other form of protection besides a condom. I had to find that out that there are other means of protection on my own on the internet.

FFFFF- It sucks living in the bible belt.
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Bjork-Anaiiz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could. There is even some deviants here from Texas who think people shouldn't be talking about sex for it is a sin. And if a teen were to become pregnant she would have to face the consequences.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfaceverythingplz:

Oh we cannot let facts get in the way of the Bible belt's ideas now can we? What's even more tragic is teen pregnancy is ACCEPTED AS NORMAL down here. They don't do much to try and combat it.
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Kitsune1414 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Abstinence only sex-ed does in fact delay sexual initiation
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But only three months later than either no sex-ed or comprehensive, fact-based sex ed. Those who had abstinence only were more likely to get pregnant because no one taught them how a condom works.

I hate Southern America...
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why have sex in the first place?
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it's not just the South. I knew a handful teenagers in high school who became pregnant, and I was in Washington state.
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Kitsune1414 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
No, I know. Even in New York we have a few girls getting one in the oven but at least we have a better sex ed standard. It's not great, but it's better than what happens in the South. You know which two states have the highest teen pregnancy? Texas and Louisiana. You know what they teach? Give ya one hint.

It's just saddening to me that the Bible Belt teaches this stuff to kids and expects nothing to happen.
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck abstinence! Use the pill! Distribute condoms at school!
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck yeah responsible sex practices!
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right on!
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Tycoondasher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
gotta love how America makes shit up and claims them real
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Some people never live up to the facts.
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