FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
09 July 2010
CONTACT: Katie Walker
CONTRARY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD MANTRA, CDC REPORTS MOST TEENS ARE VIRGINS
Washington, DC (09 July 2010) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins - contrary to propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.
"This study has huge significance for our nation's public and even private schools - many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood's dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
In the 2006-2008 period, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.
The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that it is "against religion or morals."
Entitled Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Child Bearing, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), the report debunks Planned Parenthood's constant mantra that most teens will not abstain. This ideology is illustrated by the words of Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, from a YouTube video directed toward teens: "...admit that you are a sexually active individual like most of us, and that you are going to have sex and that you need to take precautions in order to stay healthy."
The report builds a solid case against Planned Parenthood's promotion of sex education devoid of morality or religious influence – except for secular humanism espoused by Planned Parenthood.
The report also revealed that "the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)"
The number of "sexually experienced" teens peaked in 1988 at 51%. The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s.
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Teenagers in the United States:Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, National Survey of Family Growth (June 2010)
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