Sexual activity among our teenage population is one of the major problems that confront our great nation. Such activity has led to the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock childbearing as well as emotional and psychological wounds. Abstinence programs have been proven effective in the reduction of sexual activity among teens. Quality abstinence programs are also able to provide a foundation of personal responsibility as well as a commitment to an enduring marriage. It then stands to reason abstinence programs are of vital importance in our efforts to reduce teen pregnancies and increase happiness and well-being in teens even throughout their adult lives.
We all need to be made more aware of the consequences associated with teenage sexual activity as well as the flaws of conventional safe sex education programs. Here is what you need to understand:
- Three million teenagers contract sexually transmitted diseases every year. This number reflects roughly on in four sexually active teens.
- There are several negative repercussions for teens who are engaged in sexual activity. In addition to the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, sexually active teens are more likely to suffer emotional distress, future marital hardships and other risky behaviors.
- Conventional safe sex programs promote condom use with little if no emphasis on encouraging our teens to abstain from sex altogether.
- There are several scientific studies that have shown abstinence programs are effective in reducing sexual activity among our younger teens.
To learn more about the benefits of abstinence programs or for any other questions, feel free to contact us.