Abstinence education does not occur in a vacuum, making it especially difficult to separate its influence from the opposing influence of the media and cultural milieu. Stanger-Hall, K. Heritage Foundation Christian Post. It also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options.
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Evaluation of community-based abstinence programs in peer-reviewed journals showed that they are effective in significantly reducing pregnancy. The reason the answer must be no is that it would put such children at much greater risk of pregnancy or contracting STDs. For example, five out of seven programs recently reviewed showed a significant reduction in sexual initiation rates two programs showed rates decreased by half Weed Santelli JS, et al.
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For many years she was Medical Director of Positive Choices, an abstinence until marriage now called sexual risk avoidance program which served many schools and community programs in the area. Comprehensive Sex Education Curricula Report.
Both within the U. Belief Net. These new rules require grantees to replicate one of two abstinence programs—one that follows a sexual risk avoidance model, and one that follows a sexual risk reduction model— in order to receive funding.
According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 30 percent of sexually active teens said they felt pressured into having sex. While not all eight points must be emphasized equally, AOUM programs cannot violate the intent of the A-H definition and may not discuss safer-sex practices or contraception except to emphasize their failure rates.
The primal teen: What the new discoveries about the teenage brain tell us about our kids. According to one source, 54 percent of all women having abortions used contraception in the month they got pregnant; of the women using condoms, 14 percent were using them correctly. Share on Twitter.