Most US high school students have never had sex
A report from the federal health monitoring agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brings the news that births to teenagers aged 15-19 are down by 44 per cent on 1990.
So this is what they mean by “comprehensive sex education”?
The New York Times yesterday published a preview of a weekend magazine article called “Teaching Good Sex” -- a long and detailed account of how one teacher, with full support from his elite school, is promoting sexual pleasure as a goal for 17-year-olds and even younger teenagers.
Kids can do abstinence, data shows
A report from the US government in March indicates that nearly half of all 15 to 19 year olds have never been sexually active.
Teach girls to say “no” - British MP
When Conservative MP Nadine Dorries introduced a private member’s bill last week calling for all schoolgirls aged 13 to 16 to be given lessons in how to say “no”, you would have expected a good response. But another MP called it "daft".
Most teens are not sexually active
I was inclined not to read a press release about new research on the
sexual behaviour of Americans until my eye fell on the word
“adolescents” and then “abstaining”, so I skipped to that part.
Abstinence education: breaking into the Chinese market
There is an interesting alignment of seemingly quite different stars in
China: Christian-inspired abstinence education and official population
Waiting makes the heart grow fonder
It is always gratifying when research coincides with common sense and
everyday experience, as in the case of a new study showing that a
relationship in which sexual intimacy is delayed is more likely to
Love and Fidelity movement spreads in US colleges
CNN has run a story on the movement among college students to shun the
hook-up culture prevalent on campuses and encourage dating and
The Jupiter concedes abstinence ed can work
The New York Times editors have had to eat their recent words dismissing abstinence education as a “narrow, ineffective and fundamentally dishonest approach” not worthy of federal funding or, by implication, any funding whatsoever.
Abstinence education: study proves it works
Big news today on the sexuality education front: solid evidence from a
federally funded United States study that a programme limited to an
abstinence message can significantly reduce the onset of sexual
activity among young adolescents.
Abstinence, yes, but what about marriage?
The abstinence-until-marriage movement in the United States has been a positive and courageous response to the sexual revolution. As the basis for sex education it has met with determined opposition because of adult scepticism, and probably dislike of the very idea of abstinence.
Now a sociologist who is also an Evangelical Christian is suggesting another reason for reviewing the way Christians promote abstinence.