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Half of Young People Will Contract STDs, According to New Study

Ed Vitalgiano

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(AgapePress) - The evangelists of the sexual revolution claimed to be the instruments of liberation, who would set our culture free from the "oppressive" strictures of Judeo-Christian tradition. Now, however, such "free love" is demanding pay back, and the revolution may be enslaving its practitioners in a lifetime lived under the chains of debilitating and deadly diseases.

This is especially troubling among the nation's youth. A new study reveals that a startling number of young people are becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Released by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), the study revealed that, by age 25, half of all American youth will have contracted an STD. The report was published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, the organization's periodical.

The data used in the study came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the numbers are staggering. Out of the approximately 18.9 million new STD infections reported to the CDC in 2000, 9.1 million were found in young people ages 15 to 24.

Moreover, the study said, while that age group represents only 25% of the sexually experienced population who are age 15-44, "young people acquire nearly one-half of all new STDs."

Read the entire article on the Agape Press website.



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