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Bavaro. - The Punta Cana Foundation conducted the program `Think on it well, baby’, in the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic, aimed at creating awareness on pregnancy in young girls.

In the program participated 240 girl high school students, aged from 12 to 17.

“We feel that ignorance and the lack of guidance are some of the serious problems youngsters face nowadays, that’s the reason for our concern to maintaining prevention and assistance programs directed to the youth,” said Punta Cana Foundation director Paul Beswick.

As part of the program the students are given for three days a toy baby, programmed to behave similarly to a real, for the young girls to experience the care of an offspring and realize that it’s a great responsibility, contributing to prevent adolescent pregnancies.

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Written by: belly51, 14 Apr 2009 11:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Francisco y Houston,TX
Punta Cana
Keeps showing their good side and hey i my just move there soon.
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 15 Apr 2009 9:44 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Moral problems are solved with spritual solutions , not by hanging free condom dispensers in the classrooms ...Porfavor ! Some of these poor gals are so desperate for something more than the fist of an irresponsible Dominican man landing on thier head and then taking off on his motoconcho that they will do anything to forget thier misery .
Sex is a release for these young chicas just like anybody else when the trials of life seem overwhelming . That is why the Cubans say '' sex is the only thing that Castro cant ration ''. Sadly, desperation coupled with passionate desire seems to know nothing of consequenses or the education once recieved . You better be able to offer these children something better than the future they have to look forward to now if you expect them to keep thier legs closed and thier bibles open . MAY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST RETURN SOON AND MAY THESE YOUNG WOMEN DISCOVER AND RECIEVE HIS LOVE IN THIER POVERTY...
Written by: DRbabi809, 15 Apr 2009 6:49 PM
From: United States, MD
i saw a tv show about that but instead the babies were real, but yeah i think its great that there doing that because too many young girls in DR get pregnant.
Written by: FMT1010, 16 Apr 2009 9:28 AM
From: United States
Sex education,prevention and family planning should be available to all young people in DR.. Unfortunately, most DR parents will not talk to their kids about sex. Sex is taboo. Sex is a bad thing to do. Teenagers are very confused people. Sometimes they have sex to piss off their parents and sometimes they do it because there is nothing else going on. Young males should be taught about responsibilities and consequences.. After all, it takes two to make a baby.
Written by: guillermone, 22 Apr 2009 9:45 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Sex Ed is good, but not a panacea for the prevention of teen pregnancies. Kids today have no fear of God, no fear of parents, no fear of authority and no fear of consequences. They just don't give a damn about anything. Everyone raves about these programs, but it's not a cure, rather just another aspirin to alleviate the head-ache. The mind needs to change, before you change behavior. Kids need to be "programmed" to have moral sexual values. This is something that is not learned overnight, but rather must start as soon as possible. They need to learn about discipline, the importance of waiting, self-control and responsibility. By the time the child reaches puberty those values should have already been deeply ingrained and the rest will take care of itself. This is how it is done and has always been for centuries, yet today they expect to solve teen pregnancy in a few days, with a quick little program. To succeed, we need team effort in action home, school, church and community
Written by: Vivacuba, 14 May 2009 4:51 AM
From: Dominican Republic
“We feel that ignorance and the lack of guidance are some of the serious problems youngsters face nowadays, that’s the reason for our concern to maintaining prevention and assistance programs directed to the youth,” said Punta Cana Foundation director Paul Beswick.

But Paula, the anti-abortionists will become upset with you. They don't want you to educate people. If unwanted pregnancy becomes reduced, there will be nobody to replace the anti-abortionists through attrition. We must keep these youth in the dark mushroom farms so they will continue to reproduce. What exactly does the "programming of sexual morals entail"? Is this abstinence? If so, that's good. It's like telling someone not to eat and expecting them to go hungry indefinitely. Some people, in this word, would in fact do this I am certain. If it is in fact an attainable realistic goal, then continue to do good and reduce the # of unwanted pregnancies. People cannot throw in the towel, I guess.
Written by: nightwarrior143, 23 May 2009 2:51 AM
From: United States, Atlanta,GA
I truly believe that God and Sex do not necessarily belong together. I came from an uptight religious family with all that moral mambo and yet my mother was logical enough to tell me I want you to wait till you are married,but if you want to rush it, which I know you will regret it; here are your options Condoms,birth control pills, and abstinence. Instead of filling these girls with fear about having sex teach responsibility not just by a three day baby lesson,but using a birth control and making sure that boys and Men use them too.
Written by: guillermone, 26 May 2009 8:02 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Sex Ed has been taught for the longest, ever since I could remember, probably since my days in Jr high. Today, I am in my 40's yet pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among teens continue to escalate in unprecedented numbers. This is the reason why I don't believe sex Ed alone is sufficient. However, sex Ed combined with a solid, but balanced foundation in moral values is the best alternative to combat this social ill. The problem with sex education is that it only teaches the mechanical aspects of prevention, but does not address issues of the heart and spirit. This is the reason why sex education has not been effective. Youth need to learn about restraint, self-control, self-respect, responsibiltiy, to know consequences and to value their bodies as temples of God . And yes, fear is a major factor in controlling human behavior, just take any intro course in Psy 101 and you will see why. "If it feels good do it" but only if you have protection is a wrong message to convey
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