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One in Four American Teenage Girls Have STDs!
A new scientific report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that 25% of young American women aged 14-19 have at least one sexually transmitted disease!
Eighteen percent of the girls studies had the HPV virus, or human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. Also, of the 50% of teenage girls who admitted having had sex, 40% had at least one STD.
Although some of those who want to undermine morality tried to spin the evidence by blaming abstinence-only sex education, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council noted that 75% of American public schools teach sex education based on birth control and condoms! Furthermore, the New York Times reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that condoms are less effective against genital herpes and syphilis and that their protection against HPV “is partial at best”!
In other words, liberal policies supporting teenage sex and sexual experimentation, rather than absolute abstinence before heterosexual marriage, are threatening the lives and health of the nation’s children.
Although MOVIEGUIDE® has had some success in cleaning up Hollywood movies, a new series of popular sex comedies, such as last year’s KNOCKED UP, are making a dent in our efforts. Please pray that we can double or triple our budget to put a halt to this terrible trend and so that we can do for TV and Internet video what we have accomplished in the movie industry. It takes lots of marketing dollars to reach the vast, diverse American audience of TV, movies and Internet video, many of whom are the most vulnerable section of our populace, our children and grandchildren.
838 girls age 14-19 participated in the CDC study from 2003 to 2004.