Breaking ranks with other officials who for years have promoted condom use among the young to protect them from sexually transmitted diseases, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke will urge youths today to abstain from sex altogether. Citing new statistics showing one in five county youths contracted sexually transmitted diseases inBurke will join others at a pro-abstinence rally outside the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration building. In the county, about one in five young people from ages 15 to 24 contracted diseases that year.
By Anita SinghShowbusiness Editor. The tale of a girl who falls in love with a vampire started out as a series of best-selling books written by Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon who does not believe in sex before marriage. They led to a movie franchise which is currently rivalling Harry Potter in terms of box office success.
Pam Stenzelan abstinence-only speaker, sparked controversy after giving a talk to an assembly of West Virginia high school students this week. Stenzel, whose website describes her as someone who "talks about the consequences -- both physical and emotional -- of sex outside of marriage," reportedly made extreme and false comments such as, "If you take birth control, your mother probably hates you," and, "I could look at any one of you in the eyes right now and tell if you're going to be promiscuous," reported the Charleston Gazette. After the Tuesday assembly, high school student Katelyn Campbell began speaking out against Stenzel's message, telling the Charleston Gazette that Stenzel called sexually active students "impure" and condemned any individuals who had engaged in sexual activity outside of marriage.
By Rebecca Wilkin. June 6, pm Updated July 26, am. While studies and statistics have shown that a lack of sex education correlates with higher teen pregnancy ratessome states, like Texas, continue to teach abstinence-only sex education. A study by researchers at the University of Florida-Pensacola examined the number of nationwide births by females ages 15 to 19 between and
Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. CDC data show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are at substantial risk for serious health outcomes as compared to their peers. Sexual risk behaviors place youth at risk for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases STDsand unintended pregnancy:.
The Colorado House has passed a comprehensive sex education bill that would, if passed and enacted, no longer allow teachers to tell students scary lies about sex, exclude the experiences of LGBTQ people from those discussions, or push religious ideas on them. Colorado does not require that schools teach sexual education, but the bill would require schools that offer sexual health curriculum do so in an inclusive, comprehensive way. The bill bans abstinence-only education, requires that public and charter schools teach students about consent when discussing sexual health, and says that sexual education must include the experiences of LGBTQ people.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The most obvious way of preventing conception is abstaining from sex, and this became one of the most high-profile forms of birth control in the USA in the s. Abstinence has the beneficial side effect of preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
Parents can breathe a sigh of relief -- teenage sex is out, chastity is in and it's all thanks to a good looking vampire. According to Robert Pattinson, star of the hit Twilight films, the sexiest thing that today's teens can do is not have sex. Pattinson, who plays 'good' vampire Edward Cullen in the screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight books, says: "Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence.
In pre-Depression, small-town Kansas, good-girl Natalie Wood is so tortured by her sexual urges for beau Warren Beatty and conflicting pressure to be moral that she attempts suicide after a school dance and ends up in a sanitarium. For starters, child-star-made-good Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned in an understated, endearing performance as a lovelorn and totally undercover hot geek. The film also served as a breakout role for a then little-known Aussie named Heath Ledger, who sung, danced, and smirked his way into the heart of ice queen intellectual punk Kat Stratford Julia Stiles.