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Why Teenagers Should Practice Abstinence.
Arthur Stephenson 19 November 2012
Transcript of Why Teenagers Should Practice Abstinence.
November 19, 2012. What is abstinence? Abstinence is the act of not performing sexual activities until after marriage (CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital). This act is perform by a majority of teenagers because of reasons of not wanting pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases or religious values. Why practicing sex is a positive for teens. Abstinence should be practiced among teenagers, as to which teenage pregnancy is becoming a huge issue right now across the nation. From (teenadvice.ygoy.com.), teenagers perform sex with their partners because of pressure from their friends or to prove something to their parents in their own weird world. The positives of teenagers using abstinence is among not having Sexually Transmitted Disease(s), unplanned pregnancies at a young age, and keeping their virginity intact until marriage (Family Research Council)(http://www.stayteen.org/waiting). (Family Resource Council) Says that those who engage in premarital sex have a high risk of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Each year, over three million teens are infected with an STD, and two-thirds of all new STD infections occur among young people under age 25. Among the diseases, Gonorrhea is the most common fifteen year olds to nineteen year olds who do not practice abstinence. By not performing sexual activities, teenagers are making the right step to making sure that they are one hundred percent safe. Positive #1: STD-less.