Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Abstinence education reduces sexual activity

A newly-published study shows that abstinence education is more effective in reducing sexual activity among youths than other programs.

The study was compiled and released by Drs. John and Loretta Jemmott, and Dr. Geoffrey Fong, following 662 African American middle school students for a full two years after their completion of either an abstinence class, safe-sex class, or a combination of both.

One-third of students who completed the abstinence program had sexual intercourse within two years of the class, compared to more than half of those who participated in safe sex and condom use programs, and more than 40 percent who received a combination of both abstinence and safe sex education.

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See related articles
Abstinence-only education is found to delay sex (NY Times, 02 Feb 10)
Abstinence targeted in teen pregnancy report (CP, 29 Jan 10)

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At Sat Feb 13, 12:24:00 am 2010 , OpenID sprachvoll said...

Dear Timothy,

Thanks very much for your interesting blog. It's always nice to see how people on the other side of the globe live, how they share the same joys and sorrows, what they do in their free time, etc.

I actually have a question about your blog. Would you mind helping us with a linguistic research project? We're compiling data from various Singaporean weblogs. All it requires is checking a few boxes. If you want to take part and/or have more questions, drop me a note ( RE: Question ) so that I can then send you the 'official' project eMail. We'd really appreciate your help.

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- Fran


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