The Beauty of Abstinence
Living in a highly sexualized world, there is a concern for youth. From music, to the television, to the classroom, the topic of sex is filling the void of conversation and boredom. Sometimes it fulfills a longing for love.
Have you noticed the increase in commercials advertising HPV vaccinations? Why? According to The Journal of Infectious Diseases, it is estimated that 79 million Americans are infected with HPV. The majority are individuals in their late teens and early twenties. Approximately 26% of new cases of HIV still exist for youth between ages 13-24, and out of 5 of the cases, 4 are males (CDC, 2021).
So why isn't a conversation about abstinence increasing? Because SEX sells. Our desire is to educate youth on the beauty of abstinence. Learning the beauty and practice of abstinence can guarantee the chance of staying free from STDs.
Every teen is invited (parents may need the dialogue as well) for a conversation about choice and abstinence. It can save a life. Join us for a special Teen Talk, in person, this Saturday at 12 Noon. Visit our homepage or GP Teen Talk page for more information. For parental consent, click here.