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Dec 19, 2007

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Jeffrey Sykes

Both Spears sisters will end up looking like this.

Joe Killian

My favorite bit in the coverage so far:

"It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected," Jamie Lynn told OK!, according to the Associated Press. "I was in complete and total shock and so was he."

The crushing irony: these two kids, about to have their own kid, met...wait for it...in church.

Where there was, apparently, no discussion of condoms or birth control.

Oops.

Spag

Joe is right. I mean, do people really get pregnant from having sex? I guess they didn't teach that bit in Zoey 101. It's too bad, because Jamie Lynn was being touted as the more sensible of the Spears sisters.

My our little Miley Cyrus is looking head and shoulder's above the rest every day.

Joe Killian

Well...I guess there is some argument that getting knocked up when you're 16 isn't actually less sensible than having two short, disastrous marriages to losers, having two kids in quick succession, going bonkers and losing your kids to a former backup dancer who had a girlfriend with a bun in the oven when you met him.

But it's six of one, really...

mick

Joe,

And how would you know wether their were or were not discussions of safe sex in either kids' high school experience? Hmmmmmm. Ooops indeed.

Say what you will of abstinence... it works when used properly. Well, except once.

I am no zealot but whole heartedly believe abstinence needs to be included in sex ed, etc.

Dave Dobson

Abstinence included? Definitely.

Abstinence only? Stupid, and done really badly.

Joe Killian

Any sex ed class that doesn't mention that abstinence -- having NO sex -- is the only way to be sure you won't get pregnant (or get a sexually transmitted disease, for that matter) isn't an actual sex ed class, and I've never seen or even heard of any sex ed class anywhere that omits that information. As obvious as it sounds, it's essential information.

Unfortunately, I have seen abstinence-only policies in place wherein there was no discussion of the ability of condoms or birth control as the next best option for prevent these things if (or when, really) you decide to have sex.

I've known a handful of kids whose parents never talked to them about preventing disease or pregnancy for fear they'll take the discussion as permission to have sex -- and whose schools had abstinence only policies for much the same reason. They have kids now.

Mick

Agreed. I would at least like each sex ed class/health, etc to SERIOUSLY discuss abstinence and give the topic equal weight. Unfortunately, I agree safe sex practices, etc are a necessity. We must come together as a society on this one. All stats aside, we all know there are teen pregnancies where each and every possible combination of sex ed is taught. We must break the cycle. However, we can only do what we can do. As a society and as parents.

Poking fun at church, abstinence, etc is not a good start.

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