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Abstinence Related News

February 5, 2010 – From National Review Online – This week, the media gave us what appeared to be startling news: Research, appearing in a journal published by the American Medical Association, showed (shock!) that abstinence programs dramatically reduced teen sexual activity.

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February 5, 2010From TownHall.com – Abstinence-only sex education has been a favorite target of the cultural elite, who argued it was naive at best and dangerous at worst. Now, a new study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine suggests that encouraging young teens to just say no to sex may be the most effective method at delaying early sexual activity.

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February 3, 2010From The Washington Post – Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

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February 2, 2010From Los Angeles Times – A new study shows for the first time that a sex education class emphasizing abstinence only – ignoring moral implications of sexual activity – can reduce sexual activity by nearly a third in 12- and 13-year-olds compared with students who received no sex education.

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February 2, 2010From The Christian Science Monitor – The study found that abstinence-only sex education programs showed relative success in dissuading 12 year olds from having sex for two years afterward. It is the most comprehensive study to date to bolster an abstinence-only approach to reducing teen pregnancy.

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