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Inspiring Abstinence at Zion-Benton
Transcript of Inspiring Abstinence at Zion-Benton
ABSTINENCE IS GOOD!
97% of people do not save sex for marriage (Accustatistics)
At Zion-Benton, abstinence should be more assertively encouraged because it will educate the students & faculty and it will benefit people's emotional statuses .
By dictionary definition, abstinence is the fact or act of restraining oneself from something, specifically sexual activity.
Some people define abstinence as “Refraining from participating in certain activities like drinking, smoking, having sex, etc.” and “not having sex or not touching yourself in naughty ways.”
“Few teens want to become pregnant. But almost one-third of young women become pregnant before age 20.” (Pruitt 153).
Furthermore, if Zion educates the faculty well about abstinence then the staff can teach the students about refraining from sexual activities.
George W. Bush said, “Abstinence is 100% effective if 'used' with perfect consistency.”
If the students are educated about abstinence and agree with the practice, then when they refrain from those activities it will reduce the chances of students getting pregnant and getting infected.
“Our health program is abstinence-based, but we do discuss contraception options (male/female condom, birth control pill, etc.).” (Cuttill).
If Zion-Benton enforces abstinence in a more efficient way, then the emotional states of students and the faculty will be secure.
Initially, the statistics taken from a survey taken by freshmen, 7 out of 32 students don't practice abstinence yet 3 out of 32 people are currently sexually active.
These numbers show that there are 14-15 year olds already performing what some would call adult actions.
How to inspire abstinence at Zion-Benton
Some ways that this could be done is
to hold an all-school assembly about abstinence,
enforcing public display of affection rules when couples in the hallway take their actions in directions that some would consider too far,
and to display posters that portray messages supporting abstinence.
Positive Effect on Future
“Abstinence also provides an incomparable bond of trust in a relationship.” (Crowder 5).
Not only does this go for the relationships with current friends, family, and faculty, but for the future relationships that these students have with their spouses.
By practicing abstinence there will be a strong loving bond between both partners.
All in all, Abstinence is a dynamic choice that should more assertively encouraged at Zion-Benton Township high school.
Abstinence enforcement at Zion would greatly benefit the students both physically and emotionally which will lead to lower rates of pregnancy and diseases and it will also better the education and better the spread of abstinence.
The statistics about abstinence are frightening, but unfortunately they are also true.
Therefore, Zion-Benton should take initiative and more aggressively encourage abstinence.
Crowder, Steven. "Why NOT Having Sex Might be Good For You." Fox News. Fox News,
22 Sept. 2010. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/
This website is reliable and provides non-religious ways as to why
abstinence is good.
Cuttill, Drew. E-mail interview by Maddie Anne Juul and Ranel Sanguenza. 13 Mar.
2016. This interview provides good information on Zion Health Education via
a teacher's perspective.
Dailard, Cynthia. “Understanding ‘Abstinence’: Implications for Individuals, Programs and Policies.” Guttmacher Report. Guttmacher Institute, Dec. 2003. Web. 8 Mar. 2016.
<http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/tgr/06/5/gr060504.html>. This article is to better understand abstinence and how it involves individuals, programs, and policies. The article also put statistics on how effective abstinence is and how much people contract STDs.
“I’m Choosing Abstinence.” Abstinence Resource Center. The Abstinence Resource Center, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2016. <http://www.abstinenceresourcecenter.org/amenities/>. This website is about the benefits of abstinence as well as secondary abstinence.
McGourty, Carrie. “Research: Brain to Blame for Teen Risks.” ABC News. ABC News Internet Ventures, 7 Apr. 2007. Web. 9 Mar. 2016. <http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/story?id=3019346&page=1>. This article is mainly about how teens decisions are harmful when it is related to sexual actions. The article explains how young adults are seeking pleasure at a young age and that their peers are a huge influence as well.
"Private School vs. Public School Breakdown - Niche Ink." Ink Niche Insight Analysis. 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. This website compares public and private schools.
Pruitt, B. E., John Allegrante, and Deborah Prothrow Stith. Prentice Hall Health. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education Inc, 2010. Print. This is a mandatory school book for Health class at Zion Benton Township High School. It has a lot of information dealing with many health topics, including information about sexual activities and abstinence.
Rasheed, Amna. "Abstinence Statistics." AccuStatistics. N.p., 15 Sept. 2015.
Web. 9 Mar. 2016. <http://accustatisticson.com/
abstinence-statistics/>. This website give statistics on how many people
choose abstinence, why they choose abstinence, etc.