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  1. Fogbuster

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    The other shoe is dropping hard. Many toes -- and other parts -- are being crushed, even as we look.


    [size=+4]1 in 4 Teen Girls Has Sexual Disease[/size]

    Mar 11 12:32 PM US/Eastern
    By LINDSEY TANNER
    AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO (AP) - At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.

    A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls—nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

    About half of the girls acknowledged ever having sex; among them, the rate was 40 percent. While some teens define sex as only intercourse, other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some infections.

    For many, the numbers likely seem "overwhelming because you're talking about nearly half of the sexually experienced teens at any one time having evidence of an STD," said Dr. Margaret Blythe, an adolescent medicine specialist at Indiana University School of Medicine and head of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on adolescence.

    But the study highlights what many doctors who treat teens see every day, Blythe said.


    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8VBB9D00&show_article=1


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    so many things to say about this....its truly sad....

    as much as it pains me to admit: I'm glad I am no longer a teenager....Kids today are almost forced to grow up too fast by external pressures from advertising, the media and peers. They are doing harder drugs at earlier ages, and now....getting STDs at a crazy rate.

    If you have a teen, tell 'em to make sure that jimmy is wrapped, and don't go fooling with no skeezers.
     
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    It's going to take more than that, I'm afraid. Depending on a layer of rubber to protect the future generations is not working. How much have teens already been inundated with "free condoms", "sexual education", and putting the rubbers down at knee level in the Walmarts, etc., so even the youngest can see and buy them??

    It isn't working, folks. Only a new message will work: "Just don't do it. Save yourself for true love."


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    you may be right.....or......one can only have sex in a poll of rubbing alcohol....
     
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    You can thank abstinence only education for this.
     
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    No, you can thank those who enable free, uncommitted, recreational sex. The abstinence message is: "Don't do it." The enabling message is: "You can't control yourself."

    It's obvious which message is true and which is false.


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    And where is there abstainance education these day? certainly not in the public schools my daughters attended.

    If we were to examine the data on sexually transmitted diseases (and teen pregnancies) in the days before sex ed and now, wanna bet when the numbers were lower???

    The results have been the exact opposite of what the sec ed lib crowd predicted when they introduced this stuff into public school, but they are undetered by their failure.
     
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    If they used a condom, they wouldn't get the diseases. Why didn't they use a condom? I wonder.....

    And I hate to break it to everyone who has their heads up their azzes, but just saying "don't do it" doesn't work and makes for a very boring class. Not to mention that you are depriving people of biological information they have a right to have.
     
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    Oh that's right, they'll be teaching them this crap:

    Some Abstinence Programs Mislead Teens, Report Says

    By Ceci Connolly
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, December 2, 2004; Page A01

    Many American youngsters participating in federally funded abstinence-only programs have been taught over the past three years that abortion can lead to sterility and suicide, that half the gay male teenagers in the United States have tested positive for the AIDS virus, and that touching a person's genitals "can result in pregnancy," a congressional staff analysis has found.

    Those and other assertions are examples of the "false, misleading, or distorted information" in the programs' teaching materials, said the analysis, released yesterday, which reviewed the curricula of more than a dozen projects aimed at preventing teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.

    "I don't think we ought to lie to our children about science," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), left, who led the congressional staff analysis. (Ray Lustig -- The Washington Post)

    In providing nearly $170 million next year to fund groups that teach abstinence only, the Bush administration, with backing from the Republican Congress, is investing heavily in a just-say-no strategy for teenagers and sex. But youngsters taking the courses frequently receive medically inaccurate or misleading information, often in direct contradiction to the findings of government scientists, said the report, by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), a critic of the administration who has long argued for comprehensive sex education.
     
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    Here's another good one, though it involves a "scientific" study and I know how science bothers some members on here:

    Study Casts Doubt on Abstinence-Only Programs

    By Laura Sessions Stepp
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, April 14, 2007; Page A02

    A long-awaited national study has concluded that abstinence-only sex education, a cornerstone of the Bush administration's social agenda, does not keep teenagers from having sex. Neither does it increase or decrease the likelihood that if they do have sex, they will use a condom.

    Authorized by Congress in 1997, the study followed 2000 children from elementary or middle school into high school. The children lived in four communities -- two urban, two rural. All of the children received the family life services available in their community, in addition, slightly more than half of them also received abstinence-only education.

    By the end of the study, when the average child was just shy of 17, half of both groups had remained abstinent. The sexually active teenagers had sex the first time at about age 15. Less than a quarter of them, in both groups, reported using a condom every time they had sex. More than a third of both groups had two or more partners.
     
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    Start teaching your kids how to prevent from being infected , and save a life.
    I will give my son condoms on his 16 birthday , and have a talk with him about this topic.At the end , it will be his choice ,his decisions.
     
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    People can tell the message only after they walk the walk. If teachers are not following the credo, "don't do it", then the students surely will laugh at it.

    So, the problem then comes back to the adult role models. And, no matter what "Sir" Charles Barkley wants to make believe, adults ARE role models, whether they sign on for the job or not. It is what it is. And especially those adults who have positions of authority (teachers) or are highly visible and paid (pro athletes).


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    Yes I agree. Teachers have no right to have sex. They also shouldn't teach evolution or sexual biology. They should tell them about baby stalks and fairies and how marijuana will make you go insane. Then Once the kids figure out that it's all bullsh!t, they'll come back and thank the teachers for being such solid role models by lying to them and remaining celibate.
     
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    Good!! Affirmation of truth is the first step.

    Congratulations.



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    "Don't Do It" it worked in the days of my youth, if I could get a piece of a$s when I was 18 I bragged about it for five years, but of course the "sex people" of today don't want to hear the "good old days" stories, f-cking today is like shaking hands.

    If you wake up at 2AM and your 14 year old daughter isn't home don't worry, she's out "humping".

    The Wedding Day (here comes the bride)
    When your 25 year old daughter finally gets married and your walking down the aisle with her in her pretty wedding dress, glance over at her at say to yourself "I wonder how many guys have f-cked her" if she's part of todays Hollywood Suck And F-ck Generation she probably lost her cherry many, years ago after she watched a few HBO movies.
    Very Sad

    Just Say No-----------:singing:
     
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    Is this Fogbusters Pure love campaign?
     
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    Just curious do you have any children?
     
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    Just curious do you have any children?
     
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    Nice try with the Ad hominem. Lets just say that there are people on both sides of the issue that have children, so the fact that someone does or does not have children is irrelevant here.
     
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    What a joke. The idea that people were having less sex back then is such a myth. Why? because there weren't any STDs so people could pretend it wasn't happening. Want to see a society deal openly and honestly about sex without the religious garbage clouding it up, look at the Greeks and Romans. Thousands of years ago humans were having a ton of sex and thousands of years from now it'll be the same. When you were 18 it was ok to marry 14 year olds. Just because people didn't talk about it didn't mean it didn't happen. lol @ the "back in my day"
     
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