Teenagers and the STD nobody is talking about

Mercatornet is an online magazine that always has interesting articles.  In the article linked below, author Dr. Meg Meeker discusses the connection between premature sexual activity and depression.  Most of us are aware that depression is a growing problem among teenagers and we see young people basically self-medicate with sex.

In my experience, I have been surprised that many parents are quite matter-of-fact about their teenage children being sexually active.  They see it as just the way things are today.  That may be, but we need to be a positive influence on them and guide them to live a chaste life — not because that’s what the Church teaches, although that’s important — but because it is the way they will maintain their dignity and best insure a happy future.

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