Have you ever heard something that sounds like this said to you before… “Stay away from girls, ___insertnamehere___, because all sex does is mess up with your brain”. Well there may be some truth to it.
Medical Practitioner, Mike Iroezindu, has said that exposure to sex before the age of 18 increases the risk of cervical cancer. He further explains
“Having sex before the age of 18 increases the risk of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is the causative factor for cervical cancer,” he said. “Immature cells seem to be susceptible to it.” He said that cervical cancer was among the most common cancers that affect a woman’s reproductive organ. “When a woman is exposed to HPV, her immune typically prevents the virus from doing harm, however, in a small group of women, the virus survives for years before it eventually converts some cells on the surface of the cervix into cancer cells. 
Well, regardless of the strife this may cause to the best of us, there is much to this story that I would want to highlight. And that is the approach by which scientific research with ethical repercussions can significantly affect the way we live our lives with the level of moral consciousness we ought to in a world that is becoming increasingly empirical.
What do i mean by that?
Which would be more effective? Your pastor telling you to save yourself for marriage, or your molecular biology professor teaching that early sex increases risks of cervical cancer?
You decide for yourself?
Would it be the first time where morality is linked with disease? I am reminded of the passage in the bible where Jesus juxtaposes his act of forgiving the sins of a certain paralytic with curing him of his paralysis. [Lk 5:23 Mt 9:5] We could peel off many layers of theology associated to that passage, but the core remains the same. There is an intrinsic link between the scientific and the moral. Jesus just happened to have the luxury to be able to shuttle back and forth, and press “UNDO” in both worlds.
Our society today has a dichotomy. On one hand, and rather unfortunately, it has the adequate delusion of a pharisaic hypocrisy, enabling it [society] to reject nearly everything that puts the individual out of its comfort zone. Whenever you hear ‘you’re free to believe what you want .
On the other hand, we have been blessed with the curse of a certain Thomas Dydimus: remember him, the fellow who does not believe lest he sees the risen Christ, lest he felt his wounds, and etc etc etc… .Well perhaps, scientific research such as these done by Mike Iroezindu could provide the holes big enough to quench our skepticism in the face of immorality.
Thus I am appealing to science, and scientist. To paraphrase Alice Von Hildebrand when she said that there are two kinds of people, only two: those who have lost a sense of the supernatural, and those who have kept it. Can we , with a humble heart, extrapolate that to Research…?
“Laborare est orare” – To work is to pray