Government Support for Abstinence‐Only‐Until‐Marriage Education

  title={Government Support for Abstinence‐Only‐Until‐Marriage Education},
  author={K. Duffy and Da Lynch and J. Santinelli},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  • K. Duffy, Da Lynch, J. Santinelli
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Sexual development is a normal part of adolescence; however, teenage sexual behavior increases the likelihood of unintended pregnancy and STDs. In recent years, there have been highly politicized discussions on how best to prevent negative reproductive health outcomes in adolescents. For the past 12 years, the federal government has endorsed abstinence‐only‐until‐marriage (AOUM) as its primary approach to sex education. Federally funded AOUM programs must promote abstinence from sexual activity… CONTINUE READING
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