one in every four teen girls today has a STD.
Liberals want to live in a world with no rules, especially rules about sexuality, however they forgot about natural consequences. Morality, the rules of civilized behavior in society, is not to hurt us or condemn us, it actually helps keep us healthy and happy. I feel so sorry for the tens of thousands of poor girls who now have to live with the shame of having a disease with no cure and the possibility of leading to cancer. The blame should lie with the "free love" radicals of the 1960's, the "just do it if it feels good" left who don't reason, but just let their feelings dictate their actions.
We don't have to just give up our children to this culture of sexual saturation that leads to misery and death, be proactive in shielding the innocents from mass media and teach them the benefits of practicing the virtues of modesty, piety, obedience, love of neighbor, and humility. We have let the "experts" have their way with teaching children about sex for far too long, the results are a disaster. Let us return to parents teaching their children about the facts of life in a context of family and morality and return to a world without a constant epidemic of preventable diseases.
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.
While some teens define sex as only intercourse, other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some infections.
The study by CDC researcher Dr. Sara Forhan is an analysis of nationally representative data on 838 girls who participated in a 2003-04 government health survey. Teens were tested for four infections: human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer and affected 18 percent of girls studied; chlamydia, which affected 4 percent; trichomoniasis, 2.5 percent; and herpes simplex virus, 2 percent.
Blythe said some doctors also are reluctant to discuss STDs with teen patients or offer screening because of confidentiality concerns, knowing parents would have to be told of the results.
The American Academy of Pediatrics supports confidential teen screening, she said.