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Posts tagged with ‘abstinence’

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Frank McNamara: On teen sex, ‘practical’ goes awry

by mafamily

Staying on the theme of teen sexuality and education, Frank McNamara, Jr. (former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts) has a fantastic column in today’s Boston Globe on condoms and sexual abstinence. In talking about moves to make condoms even more readily available for free to children as young as 11 (the mayor of Philadelphia offers to […]

More teenagers choosing abstinence

by mafamily

The federal government’s latest survey on sexual behavior in the United States contains evidence that more teenagers are choosing abstinence over sex. In the 15 to 24 age group, 29 percent of females and 27 percent of males report never having sexual contact with another person—higher percentages in both cases than in 2002. “The public’s […]