Mary S. McLellan, MS, SRAS ~ Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist
The CDC’s 2018 YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) Report is out and the data strongly supports students abstaining from all sexual risks.
It also shows that high school students who abstain from all sexual contact (this means oral, anal, and vaginal sex) are healthier than sexually active teens.
WOW! Did you hear any of this in the news?
Not only has the rate of teen sexual activity continued to decrease in the U.S., students who abstain from sex are also more likely to abstain from other risk behaviors leading to violence, suicide, tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs. Plus, they have better nutritional habits than sexually active teens, which protects them from life-long consequences of obesity.
“Students who had no sexual contact have a much lower prevalence of most health-risk behaviors compared with students who had sexual contact with only the opposite sex and students who had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes. For example, the prevalence of all five injury related risk behaviors, all 13 violence-related risk behaviors, all five suicide-related risk behaviors, all 19 tobacco use-related risk behaviors, all 19 risk behaviors related to alcohol and other drug use, and six of the 11 dietary risk behaviors was higher among students who had sexual contact with only the opposite sex and students who had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes than students who had no sexual contact.”(Pg. 108)
This amazing news was NOT reported by the main stream media because it doesn’t fit the Sexual Rights narrative. Rather, SIECUS, a spinoff of Planned Parenthood, reported on “severe health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth and youth of color.”
Of course, there are ‘severe health disparities!’ But, the so-called ‘disparities’ occur between those abstaining and those having sex! It only proves that teaching adolescents and teens that sex is normal, good, and expected is very dangerous to their health.
SIECUS, CDC DASH (Division of Adolescent and School Health), and many others are responsible for creating these ‘severe health disparities!’ For more than 30 years, they have colluded to normalize high risk sexual behaviors in public schools and community agencies through harmful CSE and influencing public policy and laws.
New research by the Institute for Research and Evaluation reveals that CSE has been a dismal failure at protecting the sexual health of youth. Some CSE programs actually harm children. In addition, many of the CSE programs researched had no impact on condom use, which lines up with the CDC YRBS data showing that condom use among sexually active teens is at an all-time-low. No wonder STDs rates are soaring in almost every state.
Smart teens are winning! The majority of teens ARE making wise choices and more parents are getting outraged about the obscene and harmful sex ed in their schools.