She lifted her lotioned, polished pointer finger to her glossy lips. The sign for Zales appeared on my horizon, and the jewelry store seemed to glow like a setting sun. Pledgers promise to control intense bodily desires simply by exercising their wills. Under certain conditions these pledges may help some adolescents delay sexual intercourse. According to Rosenbaum, past research findings that virginity pledgers delayed sex may have been affected by their statistical method's inability to adjust fully for pre-existing differences between pledgers and non-pledgers: Four of the five peer-reviewed virginity pledge studies and the non-peer-reviewed study discussed below use the same federal data, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Add Health , in which 13, adolescents were interviewed in , , and Pinching the loose gem, I dug through my backpack for something to hold my heart.
See the Journal of School Health online at: Thursday when he was grabbed from behind by a man. The researchers reviewed 21 curricula for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs used in middle school grades fifth to eighth or with middle school-aged audiences ages 9— It is important to note the significant health risks associated with oral sex. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article.
Violence and Virginity Pledges: Do They Work?
Perrin and DeJoy note that this information was posted on the url: Because we were unable to assess use of condoms or other contraceptives, it is not known whether or not the sexually active individuals practiced safer sex or how that may vary by degree of religiosity. Family structure is one factor. In addition, the federal government released an evaluation of its own federally funded abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in April of that found no evidence of success. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home. The results showed that while pledgers are less likely to be exposed to risk factors across a wide variety of sources, they have the same rate of STI infection as control groups.
The STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges. Make sexuality education available to all. Pledgers in the study did have fewer sexual partners, lower levels of non-monogamous partners and first sex later than non-pledgers, Bruckner said. However, the studies also found that those young people who took a pledge were one-third less likely to use contraception when they did become sexually active than their peers who had not pledged. Hover over each state for an overview of its sex education policies and to see how much money it receives from the federal government for abstinence ed. Author manuscript; available in PMC Aug 1. Benjamin Radford, Live Science Contributor on.