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Just Sign No: More Evidence Virginity Pledges Don’t Work

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don't work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

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How to Bring the Virgin Mary Into Your (Sex) Life

There’s a lot to laugh about in the Catholic sex prayer, but there’s also something serious here.

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Sexual Health Ignorance Comes From Above

How long is sex education going to be marginalized, hindered, or just ignored?

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Want Extra Credit? Submit to Guilt, Shame and Misinformation

My daughter could only get extra credit if she attended an abstinence-only-until-marriage program. And despite dozens of my phone calls, the school board doesn’t care.

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Teens Take Virginity Pledges – And Then Have Sex?

A recent study of virginity pledgers suggests the movement is a means to reassure parents rather than actually influencing the choices teens make for themselves.

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Virginity Pledges Fail Says Johns Hopkins Study

Shocking News! Yet another study finds that virginity pledges promoted by abstinence-only programs don’t work. How much longer will strapped taxpayers be forced to shell out $1.5 billion for programs that actually endanger teen health?

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VIDEO: GOP Conventioneers Reaction to Palin Pregnancy

I think I’ve figured it out. The abstinence-only/virginity pledging until marriage/promising purity to your father crowd actually has no illusions that it won’t all turn out exactly the way it did with Bristol Palin.

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President’s Veto Kills Dems’ Ab-Only Fix

In one fell swoop, President Bush tells children he won’t ensure they receive health care – but he will make sure they’re at risk for sexually transmitted infections as a result of the abstinence-only programs his administration will continue to fund.

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