Argument: Youth want a strong abstinence message and education
- Debate: Abstinence-only vs. comprehensive sex education - pro argument.
"Teens Want a Strong Abstinence Message". LifeWay Christian Resources. Opposing Views: "Increasingly, young people are recognizing the benefits of abstinence education, despite a constant bombardment of sexually explicit messages from much of the mainstream media. For example, 94 percent of teenagers believe that teens should be given a strong message from society to abstain from sex until at least after high school. (Interestingly, this is 3 percent higher than parents.) In one study a majority of both teen girls and boys who are sexually active indicated they wish they had waited until they were older to have sex, and nearly seven in ten teens said they did not think it is okay for high school age teens to have sexual intercourse. In addition, engaging in premarital sex often leads to depression. What young people need today is less sex education and more love education."