STUDY: Sex-Ed Classes With Abstinence Focus Can Delay Sex In Teens

04/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Rob Stein Washington Post

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can convince a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for the nation's embattled efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

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