It’s tough, but just because your friend made a decision to have sex doesn’t mean it’s the right decision for you. Your friend may now have to worry about pregnancy and STDs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 19 million new infections occur each year and almost half of them are among young people ages 15 to 24!
Do you want to complicate your life with these issues? Abstinence until marriage is the best way to avoid these complications. Sex is a big decision, make sure it’s YOUR decision, a decision you make based on your values, and not a result of peer pressure.
Source: STD Surveillance 2007, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.