MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine Quoted in The Washington Post on Teen Sex
The number one reason teenage girls have sex is not the pleasure, but the peeps. Peer pressure is the largest motivator.
Charmaine reminds us of this fact and was quoted by The Washington Post in Decline in Teen Sex Levels Off, Survey Shows,
…the onslaught of movies, books, advertising and cultural messages…glamorize sex.
“The No. 1 movie that all teenage girls want to see right now is ‘Sex and the City,’ ” said Charmaine Yoest, a spokesman for the Family Research Council. “Our culture continues to tell them the way to be cool is to dress provocatively and to consider nonmarital sexual activity to be normative.”
The WP reporter Rob Stein implies that more condoms and “comprehensive sex ed” will fix all,
New data from a large government survey show that by every measure, a decade-long decline in sexual activity among high school students leveled off between 2001 and 2007, and that the rise in condom use by teens flattened out in 2003.
Moreover, the survey found disturbing hints that teen sexual activity may have begun creeping up and that condom use among high school students might be edging downward…
Condom failure rates are seldom mentioned in any reporting. In these times, a failure may result in more than a pregnancy.
Watch Charmaine debate condoms for college kids on NBC back in 2006. The debate hasn’t changed much…
Thank you (foot)notes:
The article was picked up by newspapers across the country. The comments are encouraging.
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)/Women’s Studies girls at Feministing are not happy. At all.
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., was named one of the Evangelical Women of the Year 2005.
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