*You know the stories.
*You’ve seen your friends endure them.
- You’ve endured them yourself.
- You’ve just accepted that pain and hurt were part of the experience of dating.
- You believe the Hollywood storyline that premarital sex often leads to “happily ever after.”
- You’ve convinced yourself that lasting, monogamous love just isn’t realistic—that sex is just for fun.
Whatever your point of view, hold final judgment until you get the facts.
Sex without marriage???
Did you know...
*Contracting an STD causes obvious emotional pain.
*Passing a disease on to a loved one can be devastating to a relationship.
*The loss of life as it was without infection may cause overwhelming depression.
Did you know...
*Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, too, can cause obvious emotional pain.
*Grieving the loss of one’s adolescence, future plans and dreams, coping with the difficult choices,
and dealing with intense feelings surrounding relationships involved may wreak havoc.
*Finally, hearts can be broken and hearts can be hardened by the loss of relationships that included physical bonding.
Remember the costs. Respect yourself. Protect your emotional health.
Almost one out of every 20 Indiana high school students has been diagnosed with an STD/STI.
One in four new STD/STI cases each year occurs in teenagers.
Young people (age 15-24) have five times the reported rate of Chlamydia of the total population,
four times the rate of gonorrhea and three times the rate of syphilis.
Almost 750,000 young women aged 15-19 become pregnant each year. **
**Cited from the Indiana Youth Institute and American Sexual Health Association