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Culture Challenge of the Week: Parents Barred From Influence Over Sex

GMR Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 4:15 PM
There was NO sex education in the govt. schools until the 1960s and guess what? Up until then It was extremely rare for teens to get themselves knocked up. And no, they didn't run off to an abortionist either. They just didn't have intercourse because it wasn't accepted. Sex education has wrought nothing but younger and younger kids indulging in sex that they shouldn't even be having & a 41% illegitimacy rate. Time to bring back stigma and shame - it works!
renny4 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 10:21 PM
There were so few teen pregnancies that the CDC did not keep stats on them until 1972.
garageman Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 7:17 PM
Lots of kids had intercourse. They just didn't talk about it too much. Same with handjobs, or what was called "petting" back then. Sex is inevitable. Not much we can do about it.
Dogs for Romney_TX Chair Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 7:30 PM
Total nonsense. Lots of kids delayed their first time until their late teens or into their 20's when they were married, or (at least engaged). There were only two major STD's and the infection rates were nowhere near what they are today.

And today, there's a LOT parents and other adults can do to convince kids to delay the onset of sex until they have the capacity to support any child that might be conceived.
renny4 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 10:23 PM
BS. When and where did you live? In a brothel? Petting was not bj's or hand jobs. You live in a fantasy world of the left.
Jim5522 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 6:03 PM
Is that what you know ... or what you believe? This is the real federal data released in November that found the teen birthrate dropped 9% from 2009 to 2010, to a historic low of 34.3 births per 1,000 teens. That's down 44% from 61.8/1000 in 1991. The all-time high was 96.3/1000 during the Baby Boom year of 1957, years before sex education in schools I might add!
Dogs for Romney_TX Chair Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 6:54 PM
In 1957, it wasn't uncommon for kids to get MARRIED in their late teens. So many of these teen births in the 50's and 60's were to 18 and 19 year old MARRIED WOMEN whose husbands had jobs.

Parenting is tougher than it used to be. And if California is any indication, parents may soon have to fight for the right to exercise any influence--not to mention authority--over their children's sexual behaviors.

Last week news spread of a unique partnership between Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District--Planned Parenthood now runs a "health" clinic on the school grounds of Roosevelt High School, serving mostly teens from low-income, Latino families. Most of the teen visits to the Planned Parenthood health clinic last year were for, you guessed it, "reproductive services" paid for by a government program, of...