Why Wait?

The Physical Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Unwanted Pregnancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
34% of girls get pregnant at least once before the age of 20.

- About 8500,000 teen pregnancies per year in the US.
- Almost 100 teen girls get pregnant each hour.

The Intellectual Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Education
  • Advancement
  • Grades
  • Jobs

Parenthood is the leading cause of high school drop out among teen girls.

The Emotional Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Fear
  • Loss of Self-Esteem
  • Sadness
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Regret

Anxiety and guilt about pregnancy and STI’s.

The Social Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Dating

Disconnected from parents, siblings, and family members.

- Pull away because you don’t want your parents, siblings, or family members to find out.

The Spiritual Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Religion
  • Belonging

Pull away from your God.

- Feel Ashamed
- How could he love me now?

The Financial Effects of Teenage Sex…

  • Statistics – local salary averages

- It costs $4,000 to have a baby in Weld County (natural labor and delivery – no complications)

- It costs $187,000 to raise that baby until he/she is 18!
(You thought formula and diapers were expensive, what about the rest of the 17 years?)

- Child support on average in the state of Colorado for one child costs $225 / month. $2700 / year at a $7 per hour salary X 40 hrs per week.