This is the title to an article that a friend showed me today from the “O” magazine (Oprah). The article in question came out in the April 2008 issue of “O” and my friend came across it while in the waiting room at the doctor’s office.
You can read the entire article for yourself below.
She tore out the article and asked me what I thought of it as a Catholic and I told her that as a Catholic I thought that the article was irresponsible and skipped over the fact that even in using condoms you can still become infected with various STD’s from the infected skin in the surrounding areas of the genitals not covered by a latex condom. I proceeded to say that with the HPV virus for example, most people will not show any symptoms (ex. wart outbreaks) and that skin on skin contact can cause the virus to be spread to one’s sex partner.
I ended by saying that I would look for articles from the Catholic perspective concerning the so called “secular research” about abstinence programs not working :rolleyes: In the article it says I quote **“two-thirds of the comprehensive classes had a positive effect on at least one risk behavior; abstinence-only made almost no difference”. **
If anyone here can give me links to any articles or research dealing with abstinence programs from the Catholic perspective I would appreciate it. Thanks.