:: 3.10.2004 ::
Quote of the Day
"The message is really simple: 'Just say no' may work in the short term but doesn't work in the long term."
The study found that teens who had pledged abstinence until marriage had the same rate of STDs as those who didn't. The problem being that the "pledges" were much less likely to use condoms when they did have sex. The study also found that:
- Peter Bearman, the chair of Columbia University's Department of Sociology, who co-authored a study that examined the sex lives of 12,000 adolescents with Hannah Bruckner of Yale.
- In communities where at least 20 percent of adolescents pledged the STD rates for everyone combined was 8.9 percent. In communities with less than 7 percent pledgers, the STD rate was 5.5 percent.
- 59 percent of males who did not pledge abstinence used a condom during sex; only 40 percent of male pledgers used a condom.
- 99 percent of non-pledgers and 88 percent of pledgers have sex before marriage.
Not that W will pay any more attention to this research than he has to research on climate change.
:: Deb 11:45 AM :: permalink ::
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