Thursday, January 20, 2005

SEX ED - Abstinence Trumps Condom

AgapePress is reporting ... that "Abstinence Ed Trumps Condom Programs"

Choosing the Best, a health- and medical-oriented approach to teaching abstinence founded by Bruce Cook, was recently noted as being 50 percent more effective than condom-based sex education programs when it comes to delaying a teenager's first sexual encounter.

Specifically, a study of the approach yielded a reduction in the initiation of sex among youth in seventh, eighth, and ninth grades who completed the program. Reducing the encounters thereby leads to a decrease in the risk of these students contracting sexually transmitted diseases and/or becoming pregnant.

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