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The Next Generation of Asian Indians

Solving British Teen Pregnancy Problem July 16, 2008

Filed under: Culture,Family,News,Youth — Sam George @ 3:51 pm
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Heard about this absurdity – British government has urged school kids to try oral sex in order to cut teen pregnancies! Have they gone crazy or what? Do they think it is a novel idea and a creative means to contain a moral dilemma. Read more here. SIFY, Daily Mail, Sun

This advice is a part of Ten Commandments for young people released by chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson. He has suggested that teens should limit their sexual contact to touching, fondling and pleasuring each other. Crazy idea indeed. How can anyone stop at that point, without going all the way!

Over 3,000 girls under 16 gave birth in England and Wales in 2006 and 4,700 had an abortion. Under 14 abortions soard 20% last year. The abortion rate was highest for 19-year-olds at 36 per 1,000 girls. Terminations using a pill rather than surgery made up 35 per cent of the total in 2007, compared with 30 per cent in 2006.

This ‘stop-short’ approach is pushing the boundaries and deepening sexual promiscuity among teens. This will not only contain teen pregnancies but cause explosive growth in coming years. It is sure to backfire as many other morally liberal sex-ed stratagies have done before.

In few weeks, I am headed to London to speak at a youth conference there and wanted to see what is going on among youth these days. This was the first news that came across. Disturbing indeed. Would love to hear your comments.


China’s testostrone problem July 14, 2008

Filed under: Youth — Sam George @ 9:32 pm
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I recently read a report about a group of young men gangraping a young girl in Southwestern China, which even included son of a local politician. This incident set off a series of protest against government in many parts of China. But all of this is a fallout from China’s famous “one child” policy of 80s and 90s.

The one child were selectively chosen to be male and created the greatest gender imbalance in the history of the world. There are 37 million more men than women in China; and almost 20 percent more newborn boys than girls nationwide. In some parts of China, there are 60 percent more male children than female!

What is the result as these single kid grows into adolescents. China’s juvenile crime rate more than doubled. Significant increase in alcoholism, drug usage, vandalism, and aggressive violent behaviors. Online porn consumption to prostitution ring is wide spread among the next generation of Chinese. Those who are lucky to get married, are also get divorced at record numbers.

Kids grown up in ‘one child homes’ often have poorer peer relational skills. Oppurtunity to interact with opposite sex were limited during growing up years. homosexual tendancies are on the rise. Repressed emotional and sexual pressure is out in the open a decade later. Economic growth alone is insufficient to make strong and stable societies.

With all the focus on China for the forthcoming Olympic games and the Chinese government’s concerted effort to showcase China as a developed and advnaced society, there are fundamental disturbing social trends. Call it the consequence of testostrone build up!

Read the New Republic, Breakpoint, AP etc.