Background of the study
Premarital sex (also called Fornication) is sexual intercourse engaged in by persons who are unmarried. It is generally used in reference to individuals who are presumed not yet of marriageable, or between adults who will presumably marry eventually, but who are engaging in sexual activity prior to marriage. It is considered a serious sin in fundamentalist Christianity. In many Asian cultures, premarital sex is banned to prevent unwanted pregnancy in women. The term is not generally applied to a couple which is in a committed long-term relationship such as cohabitation. The origin of the word derives from Latin. The word fornix means "an archway" or "vault" and it became a common euphemism for a brothel as prostitutes could be solicited in the vaults beneath Rome. More directly, fornicatio means "done in the archway"; thus it originally referred to prostitution. The first recorded use of the noun in its modern meaning was in 1303 AD, with the verb fornicate first recorded around 250 years later. Most world religions have sought to address the moral issues that arise from people's sexuality in society and in human interactions. Each major religion has developed codes covering issues of sexuality, morality, ethics etc. Though these moral codes do not address issues of sexuality directly, they seek to regulate the situations which can give rise to sexual interest and to influence people's sexual activities and practices. Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures. A society's sexual norms — standards of sexual conduct — can be linked to religious beliefs, or social and environmental conditions, or all of these. Sexuality and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide. Furthermore, "sexual restrictions" is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies. Accordingly, most religions have seen a need to address the question of a "proper" role for sexuality in human interactions. Different religions have different codes of sexual morality, which regulate sexual activity or assign normative values to certain sexually charged actions or thoughts.
Attitudes to sex have changed dramatically over the last hundred years. This column presents a model where socialization – the passing on of norms and ideologies by parents and institutions such as the church or state – is determined by the technological environment in which people live. Contraception has reduced the chance of unwanted pregnancies from premarital sex, and this in turn has changed social attitudes.
Statement of the problem
This study aims to determine the perception of MCLLNHS students towards pre-marital sex.
Specifically, this study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What are the perceptions of MCLLNHS student towards pre-marital sex? 2.Is there a significant difference in the perceptions of MCLLNHS students towards pre-marital sex when they are grouped according to gender? Significance of the study
This is importance to the following:
1.Teachers - this study will enable teachers to formulate strategies to help students understand more about pre-marital sex. 2. Students - this will enable students to identify the advantages and disadvantages of pre-marital sex. Scope and Delimitation
This study will be delimitated to the perceptions of MCLLNHS students towards pre-marital sex. Specifically, the teachers will be using the II- Star Class students as respondents.
This study will make use of 20-item Yes/Maybe/No.
Review of related literature
Pre-marital sex high among Filipino youth.
One out of four Filipinos aged 15-24 are engaging in premarital sex, according to a study by the UP Population Institute. This year’s study also says that close to 4 million youngsters are engaging in premarital sex with 30% of the respondents doing it in their own homes while 18% were doing it inside...