Monday, December 29, 2008

Virginity Pledges Don't Work

Teens who make "virginity pledges" have as much sex as teens who don't. But they use condoms less, increasing their chances of unwanted pregnancies and STDs.
The new analysis of data from a large federal survey found that more than half of youths became sexually active before marriage regardless of whether they had taken a "virginity pledge," but that the percentage who took precautions against pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases was 10 points lower for pledgers than for non-pledgers.


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