Lynne d Johnson



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04.06.06 02:20 PM

urban teens have sex younger, survey says

a recent study by the new york academy of medicine reveals that four out of 10 city kids have had sex by age 14, and have engaged in oral and even anal sex by 17. the generally accepted national average is 16. this study, of course, raises concerns about STDs.

i give it a week before somebody blames this on hip-hop music and videos.

meanwhile, thesafeharbor blog on myspace reports: "According to a study by the Manhattan Institute, students in suburban high schools engage in as much use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs and participate in sexual activity as students in urban and city schools."

i stil give it a week before i read an op-ed blaming this all on hip-hop. and if not hip-hop, someone will surely blame it on the ACLU. Back in March the Union announced a settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a case challenging federal funding of religious activities in a nationwide abstinence-only-until-marriage program, the Silver Ring Thing.


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