After the promise: the STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges.

@article{Brueckner2005AfterTP,
  title={After the promise: the STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges.},
  author={H. Brueckner and P. Bearman},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          271-8
        }
}
  • H. Brueckner, P. Bearman
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • PURPOSE To examine the effectiveness of virginity pledges in reducing STD infection rates among young adults (ages 18-24). METHODS Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a nationally representative study of students enrolled in grades 7-12 in 1995. During a follow-up survey in 2001-2002, respondents provided urine samples, which were tested for Human Papilloma Virus, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. We report descriptive results for the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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