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Research Updates

Our research updates summarize the findings and implications of the most relevant reports and articles so that colleagues, educators, and advocates can have the most up-to-date information even when they’re short on time. The following is a list of recent research updates related to Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage programs. To see all our recent research updates, go to our Research Updates page.

New Gender Stereotypes in Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Curricula (February 2012)

More Detailed Research Once Again Shows Virginity Pledges Don’t Work (January 2009)

Misinformation in Schools: What Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Teach About Condoms (December 2008)

National Data Shows Comprehensive Sex Education Better at Reducing Teen Pregnancy Than Abstinence-Only Programs (March 2008)

Marginally Successful Results of Abstinence-Only Program Erased By Dangerous Errors in Curriculum (January 2008)

Report Shows That Comprehensive Sexuality Education Holds the Most Promise for Preventing Teen Pregnancies, Sexually Transmitted Infections (January 2008)

Study Finds That Some “abstinence-Plus” Programs Have Positive Effects On Sexual Behavior (December 2007)

Study Finds That More Exposure To the Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Message Does Not Change Behavior (August 2007)

Common Definitions of Virginity and Abstinence May Put Some Youth at Risk (August 2007)

Study Finds That Abstinence-Only Programs Do Not Affect Rates of HIV Infection, Sexual Behavior (July 2007)

Study Shows Federal Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Are Ineffective in Delaying Sexual Activity Among Young People (April 2007)

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