Sunday, March 13, 2011

Christian Living - Teenagers - #2716 - Virginity Making a Comeback - Government Data Says - Baptist Press

A growing number of teenagers and young adults are virgins, according to a study by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics described as "the largest and most in-depth federal report to date on sexual behavior" in the United States. What's more, the mainstream media is recognizing that the trend may be attributable in part to abstinence education. An Associated Press article stated, "... perhaps emphasis on abstinence in the past decade has had some influence." According to the CDC report released March 3, 27 percent of men and 29 percent of women ages 15-24 have never had a sexual encounter, up from 22 percent for both men and women in a 2005 survey based on 2002 data. An increase from 22 percent to 27 percent among men is a gain of 5 percentage points, or in other words a 5/22 increase or almost 23 percent jump. The difference for women was even more pronounced: 29 percent compared to 22 percent is a 7 percentage point change or 7/22 increase which equates to about 32 percent more. Read more.........

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