Spring Break “Gone Wild”
Subsequent to Spring Break 2006, the American Medical Association conducted a study of college women. Among the results, they discovered the following:
*83% of those surveyed said that Spring Break involved heavier-than-average drinking;
*74% said Spring Break resulted in increased sexual activity.
Large numbers of college women reported becoming sick from drinking, blacking out from drinking, engaging in unprotected sex and in sex with more than one partner, all of which place them at an increased risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease:
*More than 50% regretted getting sick from drinking over Spring Break;
*40% regretted passing out and/or not remembering what they did while under the influence of alcohol;
*13% had sexual activity with more than one partner;
*10% regretted engaging in public or group sexual activity;
*Over 50% were underage when they first had alcohol on a Spring Break trip.
Underage drinking is especially dangerous for young women, whose bodies process alcohol differently and places them at greater health risk.
Instead of risking your health with a trip "gone wild," why not look into a more wholesome, uplifting Spring Break activity? Take a trip to Israel or help build houses for the homeless, for example. That's a Spring Break you're not likely to regret.
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