Wednesday, July 11, 2007

China blames Internet for rise in teen pregnancies

BEIJING--Nearly half of the pregnant teens in China's financial hub, Shanghai, met their partners on the Internet, state media said on Tuesday.

Zhang Zhengrong, a doctor who oversees the city's first-aid hotline for pregnant teens, said 46 percent of the more than 20,000 teenage girls who called the hotline over the past two years said they had had sex with boys they met on the Internet.

A survey by Zhang's hospital found that only 7.9 percent of the parents queried talked to their children about sex, and 79 percent of high school and university students said they got their ideas about sex from the Internet.

When I was a kid, they blamed stuff like this on rock-and-roll music.

Sounds like there are a lot of teenage boys on the internet over there typing one-handed...


SpeakerTweaker said...

Oh, that's just bad.

And DAMNED funny!

Nice finish.


Kenny said...

Shame on you :-)

LBJ said...

My Mom was the Sheriff. My Dad, a retired military police officer, put up these giant motion detector spotlights in the driveway so when my dates drove me home. . on comes the candle power of a 747's landing lights. And they couldn't figure out why I didn't get asked to the prom my junior year.

BobG said...

That must have scared the hell out of the teenage boys; they probably thought your parents had him zeroed in with high-power scopes.