Key Quotes - Sex

Key Quotes - Sex

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Last update: Thursday 17th October
 
"School girls as young as 11 can be given the Morning - after pill without even their parents knowing".
SexScottish Catholic Observer - 9th April 2004
 
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has handed into Parliament a 96,500 - signature petition against the provision of morning-after pills in schools.
SexThe War Cry - 17th April 2004
 
The pregnancy rate in Cornwall, rose from 306 schoolgirl pregnancies in 2001 to 359 in 2002, an increase of 17 per cent. Similar rises were recorded in Torbay (22 per cent), Solihull (17 per cent) and York (34 per cent). These were all areas where pupils were given free condoms, more sex education and confidential health checks.
SexChristian Herald - 3rd April 2004
 
Women now have twice as many sexual partners as they did ten years ago.
More young women, and even underage girls, are using contraception than ever before. Amoung girls under 16 (the age of sexual consent) there has been a tenfold increase in the use of contraceptives over the last two decades. Recent figures in the NHS contraceptive bulletin 2002-03 show that around 85,000 under-age girls are recruited into contraception each year. The sheer scale of the contraception mentality is illustrated by the fact that in 2002 about 52,000 girls aged 15 (17 per cent of 15 year olds) attended family planning clinics. And if that were not bad enough, in the same year nearly 27,000 prescriptions for the morning after pill (now available from supermarkets and local pharmacies without a doctors prescription) were issued to under 16s.
SexNow - April 2004
 
The Kinsey Report of 1953 estimated that some 10 per cent of the population were homosexual. Surveying nearly 20,000 randomly selected Britons, the Welcome researchers concluded that only 6.1 per cent of men and 3.4 per cent of women had had any homosexual experience at any stage in their lifetime. They concluded that 90 per cent of that 6.1 per cent of men had also had a female sexual partner, while 95.8 per cent of the 3.4 per cent of women had also had a male partner.
Barely one per cent of men and less than 0.25 per cent of women described their sexual experience as mostly or exclusively homosexual.
SexThe Church of England Newspaper - 19th February 2004
 
The number of new cases of sexually transmitted diseases hitting British Teenagers has risen by almost two thirds in five years.
More than 40,000 teenagers seek treatment every year, the equivalent to 160 each working day. The alarming increase, revealed by official figures,has coincided with the liberalisation of school sex education programmes.
Condoms and morning after pills have been handed out to children who have also been given highly graphic advise on sexual practices.
Critics said the figures were futher damning evidence that government sex education policy is a disaster.
SexDaily Mail, March 2004.
 
magazine aimed at girls as young as 13 is promoting the use of condoms in its next issue. Sugar is devoting 12 pages to sexual health in a deal sponsored by Durex condoms. Last year Sir Bob Geldof, who has three teenage daughters, branded girls' magazines as 'offensive'for their obsession of sex. Sir Bob, 48, told the BBC2 programe 'Grumpy Old Men'..'There is something predatory because they are made by adult men and women.
SexDaily Mail, March 8th 2004.
 
A survey carried out at a Christian youth conference by the Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia in 2001 found that a worrying number of young people learned about sex from pornography easily obtained through magazines and videos. What's more, the survey revealed that girls under the age of 18 were nearly five times as likely to have read pornographic literature compared with those 19-21, and 10 times as likely compared with those over 22.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
Statistics from the USA indicate that four in 10 American pastors admit visiting pornographic websites.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
33 per cent of all UK Internet users access pornography online, some of that 33 per cent may include pastors.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
The US porn industry releases around 10,000 new titles every year, compared to some 400 from Hollywood. And it is big bucks: Internet porn is netting up to $15billion annually in the US, more than is spent on movie tickets.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
Sixty-nine per cent of pastors from a Christianity Today survey claimed to have first visited porn sites to see what others are struggling with.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
87 per cent of pastors said they do not have the necessary knowledge or resources to help people fight porn, according to a CARE survey.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
A US survey found that 60 per cent of Christian men turned to their pastor in the first instance to admit they had a problem with porn - but of that 60 per cent, only 20 per cent got a helpful response.
SexIdea - March/April 2004
 
Teen pregnancy and cases of STDs are still at a worryingly high level..
-There were 1.5 million attendances at genitourinary medicine clinics in 2002, a 15% increase on 2001.
-Gonorrhoea increased by 106% between 1996 and 2002.
-Genital chalmydia increased by 139% between 1996 and 2002.
-Pelvic inflammatory disease, one of the side effects of the symptom-less chlamydia disease, could potentially lead to female infertility.
-The Uk still has the hioghest teen pregnancy rate in Europe, but figures are falling
The Government aims to halve under 18 conceptions by 2010
-The under 18spregnancy rate has been dropping since 1998
- For the under 18s the conception rate has fallen by 10% , for under 16s it is 11%
SexPublic Health Laboratory Service.
 
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