Saturday, July 16, 2005

Will die for sex?

I've commented that with the "Screw Abstinence" party and "Sluts4Choice," there seems to be a strong "Will kill for sex" component to abortion advocacy. Well, it also seems that the fetuses and moms who die from abortions aren't the only ones dying to maintain the casual-sex lifestyle. TheFactIs notes that Study Shows America's Sexual Behavior To Be Highly Lethal.
The high toll of the sexual revolution on the lives of Americans was made apparent in a recently published study showing 1.3 percent of all American deaths to be caused by sexual behavior. The study, from the current edition of the medical journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, examined data from 1998 to determine the overall health burden caused by sexual activity in the US and found that women "bear a disproportionately high proportion" of the cost that comes with sexual liberation.

.... More men then women died in 1998 as a result of sexual behavior - 19,634 men compared to 10,148 women. But almost all of the deaths in men were caused by HIV. "If HIV related mortality were excluded, more than 80% of sexual behaviour related mortality would be among . . . women." The study found that 5,914 women died of non-HIV related sexual behavior; for men the number was number 1,413.

While HIV killed 4,234 women, it was cervical cancer that was leading cause of death for women claiming 4,921 lives. Cervical cancer is caused primarily by the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease. ....

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