Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Study: Teenage Sex Results in Abuse [Dah!]

Mainstream media just recognized the obvious, yet still, they just don't get it that abstinence is the cure! (read all the conclusions - link at bottom).

-- From "'Horrors' Found In Tween, Teen Dating" from the CBS Morning Show 7/8/08

Tweens and teens in dating relationships are experiencing significant levels of various forms of abuse, many don't know the warning signs of an abusive relationship, and many parents don't know what's going on in those relationships, a new survey says.

69 percent of all teens who had sex by age 14 said they have gone through one or more types of abuse in a relationship.

In addition, significant numbers of teens (15-18) are experiencing emotional and mental abuse as well as violence when dating; it's even more prevalent among teens who've had sex by 14.

The survey, which was commissioned by Liz Claiborne Inc. and loveisrespect.org, was conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited. Loveisrespect.org operates the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

"We were surprised at how many tweens or kids ages 11 and 12 are dealing with these issues," Liz Claiborne Vice President Jane Randel told Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith.

What's behind it all? Researchers believe early sexual activity tends to fuel dating violence among teens and tweens, Smith reports.

CLICK HERE to read how these "experts" have many solutions, none of which is abstinence.