Study finds teens delay sex
educationThe first study to evaluate an abstinence
- no moralistic tone
- delay sex until ready \u2013 didn\u2019t emphasize marriage
- did not discount importance of condoms
-movement in Southern Baptist Church
- o v er 2.5 million adolescents took public \u201cvirginity pledges\u201d
-those who pledge are much less likely to have intercourse
-but only works in areas where there are fewer pledgers
- Launching a new $114 million pregnancy prevention initiative
that will fund only programs that have been shown scientifically to
work, which may increase to $183 million next year.
- Based on the new findings, Obama administration officials said programs like the one evaluated in the study could be eligible for federal funding.
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