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Study: No Evidence Programs Promoting Abstinence-only Work

Study: No Evidence Programs Promoting Abstinence-only Work

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(KSL News) The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy says they've found no evidence programs promoting abstinence only work; at least in preventing or delaying teen sex. The campaign does find two-thirds of programs that teach abstinence along with contraception do have an effect, especially in delaying the initiation of sex, reducing frequency, the number of partners and increasing the use of contraception.

Researchers said they found no evidence these programs promote promiscuity or send a mixed message.

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