At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
In our oversexed culture is it any wonder that 1 of 4 girls will have to live with the serious consequences of unwise choices? We need to recapture a sexual ethic where it isn't about saying no...it is about saying yes to what God has for us; which is much, much better. God is not a prude...who do you think created sex? Read Song of Solomon sometime in the New Living Translation.
Forgiveness is available to all in Christ and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1)...but consequences are still painfully real. Every time a movie or music video shows promiscuous sex with no consequence, I wish a danger sign would flash up on the TV screen. These stats are sobering to me as the new father of a little girl.