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#1335450 - 02/02/10 01:15 PM HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work
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#1335462 - 02/02/10 01:39 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work waldensouth
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While this is wonderful, the following paragraph got to me . . . snip . . .

Only about a third of sixth- and seventh-graders who completed an abstinence-focused program started having sex within the next two years, researchers found. Nearly half of the students who attended other classes, including ones that combined information about abstinence and contraception, became sexually active.

So this means only b] one third of 8th & 9th graders had sex. That just is wrong on every level.
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#1335469 - 02/02/10 01:47 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Duchess Skittles
So this means only b] one third of 8th & 9th graders had sex. That just is wrong on every level.

Why, because more didn't? laugh

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#1335492 - 02/02/10 02:08 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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Buccs - that's a whole new level of creepy.

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#1335495 - 02/02/10 02:10 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work QCL
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<------ gave his word to stop at third
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#1335504 - 02/02/10 02:13 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work A_G
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^^^^^ hasn't hit a triple in his life
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#1335505 - 02/02/10 02:14 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work A_G
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#1335507 - 02/02/10 02:15 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work #Just Jay
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#1335514 - 02/02/10 02:18 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work QCL
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Originally Posted By: QueenChop'dLiver
Buccs - that's a whole new level of creepy.

Why, because I made a joke about teenagers and sex?

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#1335517 - 02/02/10 02:22 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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I was 12 in 8th grade - I guess that's what I was thinking.

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#1335521 - 02/02/10 02:24 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work QCL
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8th grade was the best four years of my life
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#1335528 - 02/02/10 02:28 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work QCL
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Originally Posted By: QueenChop'dLiver
I was 12 in 8th grade - I guess that's what I was thinking.

I also suppose the male & female perspective is a bit different.

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#1335554 - 02/02/10 02:51 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
In 8th grade I was scared of girls...of course, I also attended Catholic school...we had been harped on from 5th grade on about hands off...
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#1335557 - 02/02/10 02:52 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work HappyGilmore
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I went to Catholic school until 5th grade. I guess that explains the difference cool

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#1335559 - 02/02/10 02:53 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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I was afraid of girls in the 8th grade as well.
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#1335562 - 02/02/10 02:55 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work #Just Jay
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smirk

I guess I was scared of them too, but in that sort of reverential way, if you know what I'm saying.

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#1335572 - 02/02/10 03:04 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
now that I'm older, wiser, and married, I'm more in fear of them than I was in 8th grade!
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#1335577 - 02/02/10 03:10 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work HappyGilmore
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As you should.

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#1335617 - 02/02/10 03:46 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
now that I'm older, wiser, and married, I'm more in fear of them than I was in 8th grade!

I agree. If only I wasn't so short sighted back then...

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#1335627 - 02/02/10 03:51 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Buccs
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Good thing I never made it past the eight grade...ha ha...safe!
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#1335629 - 02/02/10 03:53 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Spivol
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Actuall, I didn't have sex until I met my wife. She was my first and hopefully my last. Nothing religious about it, just wanted it to be special.
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#1335644 - 02/02/10 04:03 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Spivol
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"One of the things that's exciting about this study is that it says we have a new tool to add to our repertoire," said Monica Rodriguez, vice president for education and training at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States


This is the sentenance that made me just shake my head....Abstinence is a "NEW TOOL" to add to our repertoire. Since when was abstinence a new way to teach about safe sex? Was abstinence an 'ahhh hahhh' moment for Ms. Rodriquez? I have a 16 year old daughter who at this point wants to wait until she's married to have sex. And yes for her it does have a religious reason, but more importantly it has to do with her self respect and wanting to give that gift to the one she chooses to spend the rest of her life with....

A few years ago I mentored an 8th grader....I had been with her a few weeks when she found out she was pregnant...in 8th grade...I just wanted to weep for her....

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#1335646 - 02/02/10 04:05 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work blvsinangels
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A pregnant 8th grader, that's just awful. It's hard enough being a parent in my late 20's. I can't imagine being 12 or 13 and being responsible for another human life.
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#1335652 - 02/02/10 04:10 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Spivol
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#1335660 - 02/02/10 04:17 PM Re: HMmmmmm ....Abstinence programs might work Blade Scrapper
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Who's judging? Just saying being a parent at 13 hurts my heart. No judgement, just compassion.

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