Topic - abstinence

April 06, 2010
Is it sex? Only about 20% of university students participating in a 2007 survey agreed that oral-genital contact constituted sex, yet the majority believed that penile-vaginal and penile-anal... More »
April 06, 2010
About the Title V program: The Title V abstinence-only program, which appears to have been have resuscitated in the final version of the health care reform legislation moving through Congress, would... More »
April 06, 2010
Following a steep decline in the 1990s and a flattening out in the early 2000s, teen pregnancy rates increased among all ethnic and racial groups between 2005 and 2006. Earlier research had... More »
October 10, 2009
After a long period of decline, teen pregnancies in the United States are on the rise again. The reasons behind this increase alarm experts. Consider Texas, whose teen birth rate is the third highest... More »
June 19, 2009
Teens are using fewer condoms and are less worried about the consequences, according to a recent study. Contraceptive use declined 10 percent from 2003 to 2007, with no change in sexual activity... More »
June 01, 2009
Many teens think oral sex is risk free. Oral sex, like any sexual activity, carries with it some risk of HIV and STD transmisson. Oral sex is a common practice, but some teens incorrectly think oral... More »