The Future Is Now

You have reason to wonder how current sexual trends can affect you and future generations physically, psychologically and emotionally. Today’s behaviors will have consequences tomorrow.

  1. Effects of the Hormonal Contraceptive Pill May Affect Mate Choice When fertility is at its maximum mid-cycle, a woman will find attractive and want to mate with men that have more masculine qualities who are not similar to her genetically. Women taking the Pill are in a state that mimics pregnancy and will have not have these hormonal shifts. When a woman is not fertile, she will be attracted to men who are more like her genetically as she is looking for those men who she thinks would be more supportive of childrearing. (2009)

  2. The Pre-Engagement Cohabitation Effect: A Replication of Previous Finding                                                                                     Couples Cohabiting Before Engagement and Marriage Demonstrate Greater Potential for Divorce (2009)

  3. Teens Whose Parents Are Divorced Have a Greater Chance of Experiencing a Premarital Pregnancy Than Teens With Married Parents.    
    Teens whose parents stay together are only half as likely to experience a premarital pregnancy as teens from divorced families.(2007)

  4. Legalization of Abortion Correlates to Significant Increase in Murder Rates
    Previous research claimed that legalized abortion accounted for a large part of the drop in murder rates between 1991 and 1997. Subsequent research demonstrates that, to the contrary, legalizing abortion was associated with a statistically significant increase in murder rates. (2007)

  5. Women Who Bear Children Have a Reduced Risk of Developing Breast Cancer  The ability of cells from a developing fetus to cross the placenta and take up long-term residence within its mother is called fetal microchimerism. While fetal microchimerism has been shown to be a mechanism to explain autoimmune disease, it may also benefit mothers by putting her immune system on alert to destroy malignant cells. (2007)                                               

  6. In Europe, Breast Cancer Incidence Forecasted by Increase in Abortion Rates
    In a study of eight European countries, researchers concluded that the increase in breast cancer incidence appears to be best explained by an increase in abortion rates and lower fertility. (Fall 2007)


  7. Risky Lifestyle Behaviors in Youth Extend into Adulthood
    Risky lifestyle behaviors, which contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. (2006)                                                          

  8. Women Who Abort More Prone to Abuse Future Children
    Compared to women with no history of any induced abortion, those with one prior abortion have a 144% higher risk for child abuse. Abortion has also been linked with pronounced psychological problems in at least 10-25% of women. (2005)                                                  

  9. Virginity During Teen Years Associated with Decreases Likelihood of Divorce Later in Life
    Study shows that those who remain virgins until age 18 are significantly less likely to experience divorce if/when they marry. (2005)

  10. Abortion Negatively Affects Subsequent Parenting
    There are a number of factors unique to the experience of an elective abortion that suggest it may be associated with an increased risk for reduced emotional investment in future children, limited parental involvement, and possible compromised child development outcomes. (2002)

  11. Abortion Increases Out-of-Wedlock Births and Murder Rates      
    Researches have found that an increase of abortion has led to an increase in out-of-wedlock births and an increase in the murder rate. (2001)

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