Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article. African American AA youth. In AA faith communities, cultural practices have contributed to increased STI rates because abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs do not teach the use of condoms or birth control for preventing STIs or pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education or abstinence-plus programs have been reported to increase STI knowledge and reduce risk-taking behaviors in adolescents and young adults.
Our sample included never-married people aged 15 to Of these, reported never having sexual intercourse primary abstinence and reported sexual experience but not in the 12 months prior to the survey secondary abstinence. In all, youths reported sexual abstinence practice. Of the never-married youths, About Females of higher education level were significantly
Jump to navigation. A review of abstinence-only education policies and programmes in the United States USA found they violated human rights, stigmatised or excluded youth, reinforced gender stereotypes, and set back HIV and other STI prevention efforts. According to a review of AOUM programmes and policies promoted by the government in the US, it was revealed that while theoretically effective, these programmes have had no real-life impact on delaying sexual debut or reducing sexual risk taking behaviours. This stance is widely rejected by healthcare professionals and public health officials, who instead advocate for a comprehensive approach inclusive of information and education on how to have safer sex. For the government, the main goal of abstinence education is to delay sex until marriage.
CNN -- An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a study described by some as a landmark. By comparison, more than half of the students who were taught about safe sex and condom use reported having intercourse by the two-year mark, and more than 40 percent of students who received either an eight- or hour lesson incorporating both abstinence education and safe sex reported having sex at two years. Among students who received instruction on overall good health, but not having to do with sex directly, nearly 47 percent had sexual activity in the two years after the class.