Abstinence - from Florida FPC

FROM FLORIDA FPC: http://www.flfamily.org/policy.php?polid=28&polname=Abstinence

In recent years, a number of studies have shown the benefit of abstinence-based sex education in decreasing the early involvement of children and teens in sexual activity. Parents can take an active role in understanding what their children are being taught at school about sex, contraceptives, and sexual topics. In shaping our children's healthy development, parents should learn how to talk openly with their children about sex and help them form solid moral guidelines and a Biblical that will protect them from misinformation they may hear from school or peers.

Talking Points and Basic Information

Teen Sexual Behavior Quick Facts

By Kjersten Oligney and Linda Klepacki

Focus on the Family

Facts, quotes and perspective about teeage sexual involvement and abstinence education.

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Myths and Risks

By Linda Klepacki

Focus on the Family

The truth is, most teens are not sexually active. The latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that teen sexual activity has been declining steadily over the last seven years...

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Facts about Abstinence Education- from Heritage Foundation

March 30, 2004

By Robert Rector

Heritage Foundation

Despite the overwhelming popularity of abstinence education, some groups seek to divert funds away from abstinence and into “safe sex” programs. The following facts are important to understanding any debate about the future of abstinence education.

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Abstinence Education - Truth and Myth

By Linda Klepacki

Focus on the Family

The benefits of remaining sexually abstinent until marriage are well established.

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Dear Parents: What Your Teens Need to know about Sex

By Linda Klepacki

Focus on the Family

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Focus on the Family Position Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

Focus on the Family

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HPV Vaccine: Talking to your Children

Focus on the Family

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HPV Vaccine - What Parents need to know

Focus on the Family

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HPV Fact Sheet

Focus on the Family

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American College of Pediatricians Statement on HPV Vaccine

January 12, 2007

American College of Pediatricians

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Why the Rush?

March 19, 2007

By Mark Earley

Breakpoint

The Case Against Gardasil

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In depth Research and Articles

Increased Abstinence Causes a Large Drop in Teen Pregnancy

January 1, 2003

By Melissa G. Pardue

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Teens Who Make Virginity Pledges Have Substantially Improved Life Outcomes

January 1, 2003

By Robert E. Rector, Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D., and Jennifer A. Marshall

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The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity Among Youth

By Robert E. Rector

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Sexual Behaviour: related adverse health burden in the United States

May 1, 2005

By S H Ebrahim, M T McKenna, J S Marks

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Websites, Books and Additional Resources

True Love Waits- Abstinence Program of Southern Baptists

http://www.lifeway.com/tlw/

 

Teaching Tools for Abstinence Education

http://www.lifeway.com/tlw/teaching_tools.asp

 

Abstinence Website of Focus on the Family

http://www.pureintimacy.org

 

Abstinence Website of the US Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.4parents.gov

 

Why Wait? Pamphlet: 24 Reasons for Abstinence

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=98072X&netp_id=333551&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW