New data due abstinence program.A highly anticipated report indicates that children ages 12-18 who undergo the controversial Abstinence-Until-Marriage education programs support abstinence abstinence: see fasting; temperance movements. . However, it is questionable if the youths in the program will actually abstain from abstain from
verb refrain from, avoid, decline, give up, stop, refuse, cease, do without, shun, renounce, eschew, leave off, keep from, forgo, withhold from, forbear, desist from, deny yourself, kick ( sexual activity.
Mathematica Mathematical software for the Macintosh, DOS, Windows, OS/2 and various Unix platforms from Wolfram Research, Inc., Champaign, IL (www.wolfram.com). Launched in 1988, Mathematica includes numerical, graphical and symbolic computation capabilities, all linked to the Mathematica programming Policy Research Inc., the group conducting the federally funded study, claims that former studies on the subject lacked credible findings due to design limitations. "This is the first report where we have hard data saying these are the impacts of these programs," says Chris CHRIS Chemical Hazards Response Information System (US DoD)
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CHRIS Command Human Resources Intelligence System Trenholm, a senior researcher and project director for the study. But there is no answer as to how effective the program is regarding if and how youths refuse sex nor how they communicate with parents.
Growing in school districts nationwide, Abstinence-Until-Marriage programs go beyond educating abstinence to students. It extends the curriculum to include topics like dealing with peer pressure and avoiding risky behavior such as using drugs and alcohol. The cost of these programs vary. Estimates of the program's effectiveness on sexual activity will be available in 2006. www.mathematica-mpr.com
After collecting data on youths for a year, the report found the following:
* Increased knowledge on issues such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases Sexually transmitted diseases
Infections that are acquired and transmitted by sexual contact. Although virtually any infection may be transmitted during intimate contact, the term sexually transmitted disease is restricted to conditions that are largely
* Increased likelihood to pledge A Bailment or delivery of Personal Property to a creditor as security for a debt or for the performance of an act.
Sometimes called bailment, pledges are a form of security to assure that a person will repay a debt or perform an act under contract. to abstain from sex until marriage
* Increasing number of views that are more supportive of abstinence.