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Dated 23rd October 2008

In fertility amongst the young will rise as a result of the decision by the Government to make sex education compulsory in all schools, a Christian group has said.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:

'There seems to be an assumption that children are powerless in the face of their emotions to stop having sex, but that at the height of passion they can be trusted to carry out contraceptive procedures.  The evidence actually shows the opposite.

'All sex education encourages experimentation, and schools are effectively corrupting children behind their parents' backs, interfering with children's natural modesty, grooming them for sex. If any teacher starts telling seven-year-olds about sex, or telling adolescents that there is nothing wrong with sodomy, parents ought to be down at that school, demanding that teacher be sacked.

'Peculiar people in Government and the teen sex industry seem to like the idea of children fornicating, so much so that they do nothing to support the majority of young people who are not sexually active.

'Sex education should be done in the family, and should concentrate on building a lifestyle of chastity - in other words, encouraging virginity in both sexes. That is not the same as abstinence, which carries connotations of giving up chocolate for Lent. Chastity is a lifestyle attitude.

'Teenage pregnancy has risen as sex education and the distribution of condoms have gathered pace. The morning-after abortion pill depressed the figures slightly, but the underlying trend is still there as the latest abortion figures show.

'But a bigger problem is now teenage infertility. Doctors know that condoms do not 100% stop sexually-transmitted infections, yet teen sex experts are still pretending they do. It is common sense that a condom only covers part of one part of the anatomy, while the most worrying STI's are skin-borne or carried both ways by vaginal secretions. That is why genital warts are on the rise, and both sexes have those for life.

'Now with the HPV vaccine, girls will think they are covered against everything if they are on the pill as well, so there will be even more Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia cases and even more infertility. But as all the Government targets revolve around pregnancy, no-one in the corridors of power cares how many kids become infertile. Indeed, if that stops them getting pregnant, they might even welcome it.

'Government and the teen sex industry are betraying young people in this country. They should get prepared for a new rise in teenage pregnancies and infertility as a result of today's decision. As for individual young people, the message is stark in today's climate, where 10% have had STIs which lead to infertility and chronic conditions. If you want to have children, and if you don't want an unpleasant wedding present, stay a virgin, and marry a virgin.'