Skip to comments.Condoms Solve STDs Like Seatbelts Solve DUI Accidents
Posted on 06/02/2007 11:07:57 AM PDT by wagglebee
Editor's Note: Abstinence funding is at risk! Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is letting an opportunity to protect teens from sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and promote a healthy lifestyle slip through his hands. The funding for these programs is set to expire on June 30. As chairman of the Committee, Rep. Dingell controls whether this program will be reauthorized. Contact Chairman Dingell and the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee and let them know that "condoms as candy" is a bad recipe for our children! To take action, click here.
The teacher announced to her class of high school juniors, "Today we are going to talk about prom safety. We have had incidents in the past of out of control drinking and resulting car accidents. Many of you were friends with Bobby, who was killed last year in a drunk-driving accident on his way home from a prom after-party. We are going to talk today about prevention."
She continued, "Many of you have been told by your parents and others that drinking should be saved until you are of responsible, legal age. You've also heard from your parents and TV commercials that you should not drive while under the influence. Since we all know you are going to drink anyway and you will need to get home after the prom, let's go over some safe driving practices. When you drink and drive, make sure you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts. Seatbelts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 43%-65%. There is a slight risk that you could be killed in an accident, but it is nearly eliminated when you buckle up! In the unlikely event of a car accident, there is the possibility you will injure another driver. Before prom this weekend, make sure your insurance covers medical expenses for both you and the driver you may injure in an accident. Enjoy your weekend!"
Replace "drink and drive" with "engage in sexual activity" and "seatbelt" with "condom" and you have "comprehensive" sex education. "Safe sex" is touted as the solution to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and teenage pregnancy. Abstinence education is criticized as naive and unrealistic by groups like Mathematica, Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute. A popular argument claims that Europe has seen an enormous decrease in teenage pregnancy as a result of their "comprehensive sex-ed."
A British Medical Journal article reveals the true impact of "comprehensive sex-ed" on European youth: "It is clear that strategies such as promoting availability and correct use of condoms and increasing use of the emergency pill do not necessarily lead to a reduction in sexually transmitted disease rates, pregnancies, or terminations."1
Author and lecturer Trevor Stammers explains that promotion of "safe-sex" has actually had a negative impact on sexual health: "Teenage sexual health in the United Kingdom is in overall decline, with increasing rates of terminations and sexually transmitted infections in under 18s outweighing modest reductions in conception rates in this age group. Counter-intuitively, rather than improving sexual health, sex behavior interventions can make it worse." He provides examples of abstinence education and parental involvement having the greatest impact on improving teenage sexual health.
The Netherlands has low rates of teen pregnancy resulting from parental involvement, not safe-sex practices: "In the Netherlands, many more mothers and fathers talk with their children about sex than in the UK. The lower rate of single parenthood in the Netherlands is an important factor in the lower rate of teenage pregnancy seen in that country." Uganda has seen a dramatic drop in the spread of AIDS, due largely to promoting abstinence: "A key factor in the Ugandan success in reducing HIV rates so dramatically during the 1990s was a community-wide, mass media communication of messages to achieve the desired outcomes of abstinence and being faithful, in addition to condom use."
Abstinence education not only improves the sexual health of teenagers, it also improves their self-esteem. Stammers points out, "The false assumption that 'young teens will have sex anyway' is an insult to many young people who have the capacity to rise to a far more effective challenge than just 'use a condom every time.'"
Assuming that teenagers will "drink and drive anyway" is insulting to their intelligence. Assuming sex is inevitable is just as insulting to teens and many others who have committed to saving sex for marriage.
1 Stammers, Trevor. "Sexual Health in Adolescents." British Medical Journal. January, 2007.
And none of this matters to the left because their agenda is for teenagers to have as much sex as possible.
OK one question on this? Where can I get a bumper sticker with the articles title on it!!
Whoever titled this article should get a medal! It is sooooooo perfect.
I agree and the opening (with the teacher talking about wearing seat belts when drinking and driving) is perfect.
“Condoms Solve STDs Like Seatbelts Solve DUI Accidents”
Solve? No but you do have to admit that in the event of a crash a seat belt is a major help and in the event of premaritial sex a condom makes things safer too.
Um... Let's be honest here. I'm not a parent yet but I hope to be one soon and while I truly hope my future teenage child never drinks and drives, if he does, I'd at least pray that he's wearing a seatbelt. And if he's going to engage in sexual activity (I've heard teenagers have been known to do this), I would most certainly rather him wear a rubber than not wear a rubber.
You’re missing the point.
Would you tell your teenager to not drink and drive or would you tell them to be sure to wear a seatbelt when they do drink and drive?
Why would you tell your teenager to be as safe as possible and not tell them to not engage in the unsafe activity in the first place?
Don’t get me wrong. I fully understand that many teenagers will engage in unsafe activities; however, when you start with the premise that they are going to do it anyway, then you’ve already lost.
They do what they will.
I have teenagers and from the start, when they reached the age to be taught, I taught them to save sex for marriage. I told my kids that they are NOT animals; they don’t HAVE to have sex and don’t allow anyone to pressure them into it. They know, according to God, that it is better for them to wait. Thankfully, here in Ohio, that was reinforced with the abstinence-based sex-ed they got in their school when they were younger (though, that won’t last much longer, thanks to our RAT Governor, listening to the “soft bigotry of low expectations” crowd!). I have always told them that they are intelligent kids and they are not SLAVES to their bodies but they are master of their bodies and of their passions. Once you let them know that you expect more from them and expect them NOT to act like everyone else, they usually won’t let you down.
To this day, both my kids, aged 19 (son) and 18 (daughter) are still waiting.
I will teach my children about the dangers and immorality of birth control. I will never tell them that a sin is okay.
By the way, I am pro-life and anti-birth control. Premarital sex and using birth control to avoid an abortion is not okay. Ever. I will not go with the mentality that “They’re going to do it anyway.” I expect more from my kids.
The Sex Positive agenda will not discuss abstinence because they find it to be an unhealthy suppression of sexual desires. They want everyone sexually active at every age and an end to moral judgments over any sexual pairings.
They can dress it up however they want, but this is what their goals are.
Playbook for Kids About Sex (Paperback)
by Joani Blank, Marcia Quackenbush (Illustrator)
Amazon customer review:
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They actually think that everyone needs to try EVERY sexual pairing.
How do these nuts expect a drunk to fasten his seatbelt and drive on the sidewalk at the same time?
In 1993 the University of Texas analyzed the results of 11 different studies that had tracked the effectiveness of condoms to prevent transmission of the AIDS virus. The average condom failure rate in the 11 studies for preventing transmission of the AIDS virus was 31%.
One reason condoms fail in preventing the transfer of AIDS is that latex condoms have tiny intrinsic holes called "voids." Sperm is larger than the holes, but the AIDS virus is 50 times smaller than these tiny holes which makes it easy for the virus to pass through [Source: Dr. C. M. Roland, editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology]. To give you an idea of how easy it would be for the virus to pass through these holes, just imagine a ping pong ball going through a basketball hoop.
What the f*ck? That’s just sick.
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