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Virginity Pledges

'Waiting For Marriage Was A Mistake'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

For writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, abstaining from sex until marriage was not the right choice. Henriquez joined a recent segment on HuffPost L...

Exploding The Myth Of Teenage Sexuality

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

There was no evidence that an early loss of virginity actually caused risky sexuality later. Indeed, twins who have very different initiations into sex -- one early and one late -- nevertheless go on to have similarly risky sex lives.

Whose Right to Sex Education?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

What did we get for $1.9 billion? Nothing good. Abstinence-only education has been shown to have no effect on how much teenagers have sex - none.

Why Is America So Obsessed with Virginity?

Anastasia Kousakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anastasia Kousakis

As a concept, virginity is more dangerous than not, because it puts us into these virgin or not categories, which doesn't really give us a very nuanced perspective or understanding of sexuality.

Study: 'Virginity Pledges' Are Ineffective | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

According to a study released earlier today, teenagers who have taken a "virginity pledge" are still just as likely to engage in premarital sex than t...

Can You Hear Me Yet?

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cecile Richards

At this point, it's hard to imagine how much more data the government and Congress need to understand that just telling kids to not have sex isn't working.