Heard a news item on the CBC about rising rates of sexually transmitted infections among young teens. (You can read about it, here.) And what would be the cause of this rise? They don’t get tested.
I would have laughed if it wasn’t so sad. How about young teens are having sex? On goes the CBC reporter: “While abstinence will prevent 100% of sexually transmitted infections…” — I never thought I would live to hear the CBC talk about teen sex and abstinence in the same segment — “… it isn’t for everybody.”
Abstinence may not be for everybody but if I had to take a wild guess at a likely population for abstinence education, 13-year-olds would be my second choice… right after 12-year-olds.