Sunday, December 23, 2012
Many Catholic Youth in Europe Tend to Abstinence
The Highest Abstinence Rate in Years: in two Catholic Countries
After the lower "Sex-numbers" come after Israel, the Ukraine (18%), Poland (15.7%) and Slovakia (12.7%). With that indicates two Catholic countries (Poland, Slovakia) have the highest abstinence levels among their boys and girls -- or to put it another way: the lowest sex quotas. -- Not to forget the religiously stamped Ukraine. Already, in the past two years the results of this international report was similar: even then Slovakia and Poland showed the highest levels of abstinence. The youth in Germany belonged according to a report in 2010 among the most "abstinent" countries (it sits in the lowest area, respectively the 11th from the last place: directly after Portugal).
Back to Israel and the most recent study. The director of the Department for the Prevention of Psychosocial Damage in the Education Ministry, Hilla Segal, explained to the site "Ynet": "We have become attentive that parents and teachers in Israel are increasingly showing a more conservative mind." The expert continued: "Sex in early ages leaves emotional and psychic damage. It is increasingly clear that youth in these ages are often under pressure to engage in sexual relationships and this harms them later."