CitizenLink.org is reporting that a recent study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that high school students are less promiscuous than those ten years ago.  According to the study, 46.8% of students reported they had had sexual intercourse, as opposed to 54.1% 14 years earlier.

Pray that God continue the trend and relieve our sons and daughters of the psychological and spiritual burden of youthful whoring pushed upon them by their parents generations.  Pray that Jesus, the living God, who makes all things new, return our youth to purity and heal the wounds they’ve been taught to inflict upon themselves.

The full article is below.

Study Finds Teens Are Less Sexually Active

High school students in the U.S. are less likely to engage in sexual activity than they were a decade ago, according to study released Thursday by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reuters reported that the study found in 2005 that 46.8 percent of students reported they had experienced sexual intercourse; 54.1 percent reported the same in 1991. In 2005, 14.3 percent reported having had multiple partners — down from the 1991 figure of 18.7 percent.

Linda Klepacki, analyst for sexual health at Focus on the Family Action, said studies continue to show most of the improvement is because more teens are remaining sexually abstinent.

“We have seen a continual downtrend since 1991 in teen sexual-activity and pregnancy rates,” she said. “This is continuing the good news about teens and their sexual-activity rates.”

Abstinence-education curriculum increased in scale in the early 1990s, she said, and the advent of federal funding in the mid-1990s meant abstinence programs began to make a significant impact.

“We continue to see the enormous health benefits,” Klepacki said. “The more funding we put behind abstinence education, the more positive health impact we will see in our children.”

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