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I received this in my email today 04062005. I felt it was information that needed to be shared. I may not agree with everything that is written but I do defend your right to decide for yourself.

052508--Since we are now facing a determined effort by big pharmaceuticals to give our daughters yet another vaccination to prevent cancers associated with multiple sex partners, this article has even more impact.


IN DEFENSE OF A LITTLE VIRGINITY

The Federal Government has spent billions of our taxes since 1970 to promote contraceptives and “safe sex” among our teenagers. Isn’t it time we asked, What have we gotten for our money?

These are the facts:

The Federal Center for Disease Control estimate that there are now over 1 million known cases of HIV infections nationwide.

1 in 100 students coming to the University of Texas health center now carries the deadly HIV virus.

The rate of heterosexual HIV transmission has increased steadily since Sept. 1989.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) infect approximately 3 million teenagers annually.

63% of all STD cases occur among persons less than 25 years of age.

1 million new cases of pelvic inflammatory disease occur annually.

1.3 million new cases of gonorrhea occur annually, strains of gonorrhea have developed that are resistant to penicillin.

Syphilis is at a 40 year high, with 134,000 new infections per year.

500,000 new cases of herpes occur annually, it is estimated that 16.4% of the U.S. population ages 15-74 is infected, totaling more than 25 million Americans - among certain age groups the infection rate is as high as 60%.

4 million cases of chlamydeous occur annually, 10-30% of 15-19 year olds are infected.

There are now 24 million cases of human, papilloma virus (HPV), with a higher prevalence among teens.

To date (1990), there are over 20 different and dangerous sexually transmitted diseases that are rampant among the young. Add to that the problems associated with promiscuous behavior: infertility, abortion and infected newborns. The cost of this epidemic is staggering both in human suffering and in expense to society: yet epidemiologist tell us we’ve only seen the beginning.

Incredibly, the safe-sex gurus and condom promoters who got us into this mess are still determining our policy regarding adolescent sexuality. Their ideas have failed, and it is time to rethink their bankrupt policies.

How long has it been since you’ve heard anyone tell teenagers why it is to their advantage to remain virgins until married? The facts are being withheld from them, with tragic consequences. Unless we come to terms with the sickness that stalks a generation of Americans, teen promiscuity will continue, and millions of kids, thinking they are protected, will suffer for the rest of their lives. Many of whom will die from AIDS.

There is only one safe way to remain healthy in the midst of a sexual revolution. It is to abstain from intercourse until marriage, and then wed and be faithful to an uninfected partner. It is a concept that was widely endorsed in society until the 1960’s. Since then, a “better idea” has come along - one that now threatens the entire human family.

Inevitable questions are raised whenever abstinence is proposed. It’s time we gave some clear answers:

Why apart from moral considerations, do you think teenagers should be taught to abstain from sex until marriage?

No other approach to the epidemic of sexually transmitted disease will work. The so-called “safe-sex” solution is a disaster in the making. Condoms can fail at least 15.7% of the time in preventing pregnancy. They fail 36.6% of the time to prevent pregnancy among young unmarried minority women. In a study of homosexual men, the British Medical Journal reported the failure rate due to slippage and breakage to be 26%. Given these findings, it is obvious why we have a word for people who rely on condoms as a means of birth control. We call them “parents”.

Remembering that a woman can only conceive one or two days per month, we can only guess how high the failure rate for condoms must be in preventing diseases, which can be transmitted 365 days per year! If the devices are not used properly, or if they slip just once, viruses and bacteria are exchanged and the disease process begins. One mistake after 500 protected episodes is all it takes to contact a sexually transmitted disease. The damage is done in a single moment when rational thought is overridden by passion.

Those who would depend on so insecure a method must use it properly on every occasion and even then a high failure rate is brought about by the factors beyond their control. The young victim who is told by his elders that this little latex device is “safe” may not know he is risking lifelong pain and even death for so brief a window of pleasure. What burden to place on an immature mind and body.

Then we must recognize that there are other differences between pregnancy prevention and disease prevention. HIV is 1/25th the width of sperm, and can pass easily through even the smallest gaps in condoms. Researchers studying surgical gloves made out of latex, the same material in condoms, found “channels of 5 microns that penetrated the entire thickness of the glove.” HIV measures 1 micron. Given these findings, what rational, informed person would trust his or her very life to such flimsy armor?

This is surely why not one of the 800 sexologist at a conference years ago raised a hand when asked if they would trust a thin rubber sheath to protect them during intercourse with a known HIV infected person. Who could blame them? They’re not crazy after all. And yet they’re perfectly willing to tell our kids that “safe-sex” is within reach and that they can sleep around with impunity.

There is only one way to protect ourselves from the deadly diseases that lie in wait. It is abstinence before marriage and mutual fidelity for life to an uninfected partner. Anything less is potentially suicidal.

That position is simply NOT realistic today. It’s an unworkable solution: kids will not implement it.

Some will. Some won’t. It’s still the only answer. But let’s talk about an “unworkable solution” of the first order. Since 1970, the federal government has spent billions to promote contraception and “safe sex”. This year alone, 450 million dollars of your tax dollars will go down the drain! (Compared with less than 8 million for abstinence programs, which Sen. Teddy Kennedy and company have sought repeatedly to eliminate altogether.) Isn’t it time we ask what we’ve gotten for our money? After 22 years and nearly $3 billion, some 58% of teenage girls under 18 still did not use contraception during their first intercourse. Furthermore, teenagers tend to keep having “unprotected” intercourse for a full year, on average, before starting any kind of contraception. That is the success ratio of the experts who call abstinence “unrealistic” and “unworkable.”

Even if we spend another $50 billion to promote condom usage, most teenagers would still not use them consistently and properly. The nature of human beings and the passion of the act simply do not lend themselves to disciplined response in young romantics.

But if you knew a teenager was going to have intercourse, wouldn’t you teach him or her about proper condom usage?

No, because that approach has an unintended consequence. The process of recommending condom usage to teenagers inevitably conveys five dangerous ideas: (1) that “safe sex” is achievable: (2) that everybody is doing it: (3) that responsible adults expect them to do it: (4) that it’s a good thing: and (5) that their peers know they know these things, breeding promiscuity. Those are very destructive messages to give our kids.

Furthermore, Planned Parenthood own data show that the number one reason teenagers engage in intercourse is peer pressure! Therefore anything we do to imply that “everybody is doing it” results in more, not fewer, people who give the game a try. Condom distribution programs do not reduce the number of kids exposed to disease, they radically increase it!

Want proof to the fact? Since the federal government began its major contraception program in 1970, unwed pregnancies have increased 87% among 15-19 year olds. Likewise, abortions among teens rose 67%, unwed births went up 61%. And venereal disease has infected a generation of young people. Nice job, sex counselors. Good thinking senators and congressman. Nice nap, America.

Having made a blunder that now threatens the human family, one would think the designers would be backtracking and apologizing for their miscalculations. Instead, they continue to lobby Congress and corporate America for more money. Given the misinformation extant on this subject, they’ll probably get it.

But if you were a parent and know that our son or daughter was having sex, wouldn’t you rather he or she used a condom?

How much risk is acceptable when you’re talking about your teenager’s life? One study of married couples in which one partner was infected with HIV found that 17% of the partners using condoms for protection still caught the disease within a year and a half. Telling our teens to “reduce the risk” to one in sex (17%) is not much better than advocating Russian roulette. Both are fatal, eventually. The difference is that with the gun, death is quicker. Suppose your son or daughter were joining an 18-month skydiving club of six members. If you knew that one of their parachutes would definitely fail, would you recommend that they simple buckle the chutes tighter? Certainly not. You would say, “Please don’t jump. Your life is at stake!” How could a loving parent do less.

Kids won’t listen to the abstinence message. You’re just wasting your breath to try to sell them a notion like that .

It is a popular myth that teenagers are incapable of understanding that it is in their best interest to save themselves until marriage. Almost 65% of all high school females under 18 are virgins.

A few years ago in Lexington, Kentucky, a youth event was held that featured no sports contest, no rock groups - just an ex-convict named Harold Morris talking about abstinence, among other subjects. The coliseum seated 18,000 people, but 26,000 teenagers showed up! Eventually, more than 2,000 stood outside the packed auditorium and listened over a hastily prepared public address system. Who says kids won’t listen to this time-honored message?

Even teens who have been sexually active can choose to stop. This is often called “secondary virginity,’ a good concept that conveys the idea that kids can start over. One young girl recently wrote Ann Landers to say she wished she had kept her virginity, signing the letter, “Sorry I didn’t and wish I could take it back.” As responsible adults we need to tell her that even though she can’t go back, she can go forward. She can regain her self-respect and protect her health, because it is never too late to start saying “no” to premarital sex.

Even though the safe-sex advocates predominate in educational circles, are there no positive examples of abstinence-based programs for kids?

Thankfully, some excellent programs have been developed. Spokane-based Teen Aid and Chicago’s Southwest Parents Committee are good examples. So are Next Generation in Maryland, Choices in California and Respect Inc. in Illinois. Other curricula such as Facing Reality; Sex Respect: Me, My Future; Reasonable Reasons to Wait; Sex, Love and Choices; F.A.C.T.S. etc. are all abstinence-themed programs to help kids make good sexual decisions.

A good curriculum for inner-city youth is Elayne Bennett’s Best Friends Program. This successful “mentoring” project helps adolescents in Washington, D.C. graduate from high school and remain abstinent. In five years, not one female has become pregnant while in the Best Friends Program!

Establishing and nurturing abstinence ideas with kids; however, can be like spitting into the wind. Not because they won’t listen, because most will. But pro-abstinence messages are drowned out in a sea of toxic teen-sex-is-inevitable-use-a-condom propaganda from “safe-sex” professionals.

You place major responsibility on those who have told adolescents that sexual expression is their right as long as they do it “properly.” Who else has contributed to the epidemic?

The entertainment industry must certainly share the blame, including television producers. It is interesting in this context that all four networks and the cable television entities are wringing their hands about this terrible epidemic of AIDS. They profess to be very concerned about those who are infected with sexually transmitted diseases, and perhaps they are sincere. However, TV executives and movie Mongols have contributed mightily to the existence of this plague. For decades, they have depicted teens and young adults climbing in and out of each other’s beds like so many sexual robots. Only the nerds were shown to be chaste, and that’s because they were too stupid or ugly to find partners. Of course the beautiful young actors in those steamy dreams never faced any consequences for their sexual indulgences. No one ever came down with herpes, or syphilis, or chlamydeous, or pelvic inflammatory disease, or infertility, or AIDS, or genital warts, or cervical cancer. No patients were ever told by a physician that there was no cure for their disease or that they would have to deal with the pain for the rest of their lives. No one ever heard that genital cancer associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) kill more women than AIDS, or that strains of gonorrhea are now resistant to penicillin.

No, there was no downside. It all looked like so much fun. But what a price we are paying now for the lies we have been told.

The government has also contributed to this crisis and continues to exacerbate the problem. For example a current brochure from the federal Centers for Disease Control and the City of New York is entitled, “Teens Have the Right,” and is apparently intended to free adolescents from adult authority. Inside are the six declarations that make up a “Teenager’s Bill of Rights,” as follows:

I have the right to think for myself.

I have the right to decide whether to have sex and who to have it with.

I have the right to use protection when I have sex.

I have the right to buy and use condoms.

I have the right to express myself.

I have the right to ask for help if I need it.

Under this final item (the right to ask for help) is a list of organizations and phone numbers that readers are encouraged to call. The philosophy that governs several of the organizations reflects the homosexual agenda, which includes recruitment of the young and vigorous promotion of teen’s right to sexual expression.

Your tax dollars at work!

Surely there are other Americans who recognize the danger now threatening a generation of our best and brightest. It is time to speak up for an old fashioned value called virginity. Now, more than ever, virtue is a necessity.

For more information contact:

Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO. 80995-6287
Or call, 1 (719) 633-6287
Respectfully, "Coop"

 

 

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