Abstinence perceived by teens as step toward sex

September 2008
Contemporary Pediatrics;Sep2008, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p30
The article discusses research being done on the attitude of U.S. teenagers towards abstinence and sex. It references a study published in the June 2008 issue of the journal "Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health." The study found that teenagers who had positive attitudes and intentions about abstinence were less likely to subsequently engage in sexual activity, while participants with positive attitudes and intentions about sexual activity were likely to engage in sex.


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