Thursday, January 1, 2009

Your tax dollars at work: Study finds that 'virginity pledges' are a pointless exercise in futility

Well dip my balls in sweet cream and squat me in a kitchen full of kittens.
It seems that teenagers are ignoring the sacred vows of chastity. Who'da thunkit?

via Livescience:

The U.S. government spends more than $200 million annually on abstinence-promotion programs, including virginity pledges.

The approach does not work too well.

A new study of a federal survey taken in the 1990s finds that teens who took virginity pledges are just as likely as other teens to have sex before marriage. Importantly, when the pledgers broke their vows they were less likely to use birth control, including condoms.

These teens who'd promised to avoid premarital sex actually ended up exposing themselves to greater risk of pre-marital pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, despite the hopes of those who support federally funded virginity pledge programs.

Read on....
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Basic Biology and raging hormones: + 1

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2 comments:

Sheralle said...

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Jay@Soob said...

"Well dip my balls in sweet cream and squat me in a kitchen full of kittens."

Now that is one for the books. Lol!