"The worst thing to teach teenagers is abstinence only education!"
Regardless if any of you are personally going to wait till marriage to have sex, you all gotta agree it's completely ridiculous to expect all teenagers across the world to wait, right?
Waiting till marriage does not lower your risk of contracting an STI, having a pregnancy scare or the chance of having an abortion.
Abstinence does nothing but make some teenagers feel ashamed of themselves when they realize that their bodies are going against their teachers/parents/peers teachings that sex is only for two married people. It is perfectly normal to experience horny-ness when you hit that wonderful seven years of your life when you're a teenager.
You can teach teenagers abstinence only education till you're blue in the face, they're still probably going to go behind your back and engage in sexual activity anyway. Why? Because that's what teenagers do! Most of them are horny little bastards...Unless they're extremely asexual.
And sometimes it goes even further than: "Don't have sex till marriage!" Some of the teachings go as far as to tell teenagers that condoms and birth control to not help prevent STIs and pregnancy, when it is very clear that it does. Heck, if it weren't for condoms and birth control, I would have probably had an abortion by now!
I was mostly taught: "Just say no till marriage!" in school. We were taught about condoms and birth control and shit like that, but they always added: "Remember, kids! Just say no!"
Guess what? I had sex when I was 15 anyway. And thanks to my sex education classes, I've never been pregnant or had an STI in my whole life.
Get this: In countries like America, where they taught nothing but abstinence for 10 years: The teen pregnancies and STIs are high, and abortion is huge. It is more noticeable in states like Mississippi that don't teach sex education than it is compared to states that teach it.
While in countries like The Netherlands, where they teach sex education from the age of FIVE, the teenage pregnancies, transmitted STIs and abortions are the lowest in the WHOLE WORLD.
Facts and statistics on abstinence only education:[link] [link][link][link][link]