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Let's Talk About Sex, Responsibly

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 9:42 PM
I agree with Ms. Lopez. We should talk about sex responsibly. However, when both conservatives and liberals try, I sense they talk down to teenagers as if they're expecting them to be immature, hormonal time bombs that are incapable of dealing with it responsibly. Well if you treat teenagers like that, how do you think they're going to act? I think it's important to treat sex and teenagers with a greater emphasis on maturity, not just focus on what to do in worst case scenarios or ways to avoid it. That sends the wrong message. Teenagers are human and humans are sexual creatures. We should be capable of discussing it maturely.

Have you heard about the holiday gift some American girls could be getting? Emergency contraception!

During Thanksgiving week the American Academy of Pediatrics announced their recommendation that "morning- after" prescriptions be issued to adolescent girls in advance of need, as a matter of routine.

"There's no good reason" to disagree with the recommendation, the San Francisco Chronicle asserts. But there are actually plenty of them.

Besides being deeply insulting to the dignity of adolescents, this approach exposes the reality that when we talk about sex, we all too often put good health and sense aside. "Women's health" routinely assumes promiscuity, whatever the age, despite...