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Birth control education helps reduce pregnancies in high school kids

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    Comprehensive sex education that includes discussion of birth control may help reduce teen pregnancies, while abstinence-only programs seem to fall short.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23782717/
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    Tell me what is the percentage of girls that follow abstinance, who get pregnant?


    IF YOU WANT YOUR KIDS HAVING SEX IN SCHOOL, THEN TEACH THEM YOURSELF, DON'T LEAVE IT TO THE NEA, YOU WILL NOT LIKE THE RESULTS.
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    Reminds me that family who keeps praying instead of taking their sick
    daughter to the hospital. :rolleyes:

    /you don't have to shout ! lol
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    Wathc out Wes. The ostriches on this site think that if you tell teenagers not to have sex they won't. And no amount of proof to the contrary will convince them otherwise.
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    in other news std's among teenagers is skyrocketing.
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    Interesting article provides a lot of specific data to back up its findings.

    http://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/2005/2005-11.html

    Although the late twentieth century STD epidemic has been curtailed in all prosperous democracies (Aral and Holmes; Panchaud et al.), rates of adolescent gonorrhea infection remain six to three hundred times higher in the U.S. than in less theistic, pro-evolution secular developed democracies.

    ...

    The two main curable STDs have been nearly eliminated in strongly secular Scandinavia. Increasing adolescent abortion rates show positive correlation with increasing belief and worship of a creator, and negative correlation with increasing non-theism and acceptance of evolution; again rates are uniquely high in the U.S.

    ...

    In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion in the prosperous democracies
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    If they want to have basic sex education because today's parents must suck - fine. But keep the crap (yes, Patters, I mean all the homosexuality is OK stuff) OUT.
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    Sorry, BF, but as long as gay kids remain higher at-risk for suicide (by some counts 3 or 4x as high as straight kids) or disease, it has to be part of the program. You may not care about gay kids committing suicide because they don't understand the meaning of your kind of intolerance, but many people do.
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    Why Do Liberals Want Teenagers To Have Sex---:confused::confused:

    "Mommy"
    "Yes Dear"
    "Whos my daddy"
    "I don't know"
    "Oh"
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    What were the out of wedlock pregnancy rates among teens pre and post sex ed........

    go back to the 40's and check the results,

    case closed.
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    That's an absolute bullsh!t post.

    Funny how you preach tolerance toward all but conservatives.
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    Why can't parents teach kids at home? Why do we feel the need to have the government raise kids? I wouldn't care what government indoctrination camps do with kids, if there were an bonafied alternative. However, since big corporation schooling has exterminated the little guy, and there isn't a voucher program to make the few that remain remotely affordable for the average Joe, I'd prefer big corp stick to the basics.
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    Objecting to teaching kids to be tolerant of gays puts gay kids at risk. Objecting to teach kids sex education that protects all kids from disease will also put some kids at risk. I can see objecting to sex education altogether (under the, in my view, mistaken belief that teaching sex education promotes promiscuity), but a sex education curriculum that excludes a lot of kids is ludicrous.

    This case has recently received a lot of publicity:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.O._Green_School_shooting
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    Don't f-ck till you get married then you won't get the clapp, you won't knock her up and her father won't beat the sh!t out of you

    Go out behind the garage and play with yourself, bring a picture of Janet Reno with you
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    It is the busines of the parents of the gay kids to decide how to educate their kids about sex, not gay activist in cahoots with the NEA. KDIS are not the property of the government.
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    I was speaking about your attack on B-Fan.

    Someone who doesn't think homosexuality should be taught in school has just as much right to that opinion as you do to yours. It doesn't make one intolerant OR responsible for gay kids killing themselves.
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    I think what I said is clear: "You may not care about gay kids committing suicide because they don't understand the meaning of your kind of intolerance, but many people do."

    This is BF's kind of intolerance: objecting to teaching about homosexuality in sex ed classes, but not objecting to sex ed classes. By definition that's intolerant. I'm intolerant (and probably all of us are) for instance in that I would object to teaching bestiality and bondage in sex education. But, BF's kind of intolerance really does isolate kids who are already vulnerable.
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    You're going to make yourself dizzy at some point, spinning away like that.
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    I have no idea what you thought I meant, and perhaps you're now doing some spinning yourself.
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    Oooh...the old "I know you are but what am I" gambit.

    You said that B-Fan's intolerance was a direct causal effect of gay teens killing themselves.
    When called on it, you then decided that everyone is intolerant, why you're so intolerant you wouldn't advocate teaching bestiality in sex ed classes.

    You know what you did, and why, and I know what you did and why. Telling me I'm spinning simply because I called you on your attack of B-Fan is weak. But I really expect nothing different from the lefties here.

    At least you haven't called him (or me) a racist yet. I presume, based on the playbook, that it's coming fairly soon though.

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