Is Birth Control The Solution To Teen Sex?

Since the 1970\'s, sexually transmitted diseases(STDs),
unintended pregnancies, and other problems from sexual activity have
increased among adolescents in the United States. Approximately 1
million adolescent girls become pregnant each year and 86% of all STDs
occur among persons aged 15-29 years.1 Premarital and teenage sex are
far from being a new idea. What is new is the way we deal with it.
One of the most common solutions is to distribute mass quantities
of condoms and hope for the best. Another popular technique is to tell
our kids to just say no. Abstinence is the ideal cure for this problem,
but, unfortunately, it isn\'t very realistic. Our society has propagated an
environment in which promiscuity is more than acceptable, it\'s
encouraged. Teaching our kids to cover themselves in latex is not the
answer. Neither is closing our eyes and expecting them to preserve their
virginity. Both techniques have been ineffective.

What we need is to teach our children how to say no. The
education system has taught us where everything is and how to use it.
Now we need to teach them how not to use it. Only 17 percent of girls
say that they planned their first sexual intercourse.2 This suggests that
most have sex because they don\'t know how to thwart sexual advances.
The first thing we need to do is teach our children to respect their bodies
at a young age. Next we need to return morality and responsibility to
the home and the classroom. One of the ways we can do this is to stress
traditional family values, promote monogamy, and return some shame to
adultery. After we have accomplished this, we need to expand or sex
education to include how not to have sex. This can be accomplished
through the use of role plays. Have students act-out a date and practice
ways to say no. The use of older student speakers would also be a very
effective tool. Lastly we need to instruct our older children in the proper
use of birth control, and insure they understand the moral and social
implications of their actions.

This problem didn\'t develop over night and there are no easy
answers or quick fixes. Effective policies take time to develop and
implement, but the sooner we start, the sooner we\'ll succeed. We need
to teach our youth that promisquity is morally wrong, socially destructive
and poses a public health hazard and that it is immoral to exploit a
partner for sexual gratification or to launch an unwanted pregnancy and
not take responsibility for it.


"Judgment Day"

The sun sat slowly behind the darkened hills, as the amber moon
rose quietly in the northern sky. It was a night not like-like any other
Autumn night, or was it.

In a far away court room sits three men, one very old and wise.
The second kindly and gentle with eyes as blue as a Crystal pool and a
heart as pure as driven snow sits Solemn and quite as a tear runs slowly
down his cheek. The third paces impatiently, a malevolent grin on his
devilishly handsome face, as he waits for the last drop of blood to fall
into goblet. The drop will fill it to overflowing. The prosecution has
waited nearly two thousand years for this moment and tonight the
prophecy will be fulfilled.

Meanwhile, in a park somewhere in America, a young girl is on her
way home from work. She had had to work late and decided to walk
home being that it was such a beautiful evening. Little did she know that
she wasn\'t the only one who decided to take a walk in the park that
night. Behind her she could hear the sound of a quickening footfall. As
the sound grew closer her heart began to race and her pace to quicken.
The footsteps behind her became closer and louder, her fear was fast
becoming panic, she could taste the steely bile as she began to run. Too
late, the unseen predator had found its prey. He grabbed her from
behind, covering her mouth and thrusting her to the ground. From the
back strap of his pants came the glint of blade steel then the sudden gush
of crimson flowing from her severed throat as he ripped her panties from
her already twitching loins. He listened to her last choking breath as he
thrust himself into her dieing body.

Smiling with satisfaction, the prosecution rested its case as the last
drop of blood