My colleague Glenn Stanton, who’s a noted author, researcher and family expert, has an interesting article out in The Federalist today.
In it, Glenn takes a look at a new, unique study from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) that examined a wide array of high school students’ health behaviors in light of their sexual activity (virginal, heterosexual active, and same-sex or bisexually active).
The results are telling.
As Glenn writes, “The virginal students rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active teens,” and “teens who have sexual contact with the same or both sexes have remarkably lower percentages of healthy behaviors overall than their heterosexually active peers.”
And those behaviors range from binge drinking to illegal drugs, from dating violence to even tanning beds!
And while Glenn points out “It’s difficult to determine from this CDC report alone just how these various measures are related to one another,” he does believe “the sexual choices and values our young people hold have real-life consequences far beyond sexuality itself.”
I encourage you to head over to The Federalist and read Glenn’s piece in its entirety.