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Summary: Abstinence Viewed as Healthy Personal Choice by Teens When Given Facts

Abstinence education program, Game Plan, successful in teaching teens about the benefit of abstinence.

  • "Game Plan" is an innovative abstinence education program that is offered within the regular classroom setting and taught by the school's own faculty. The goals of this particular program are to build participating youths' knowledge about abstinence until marriage, to recognize its potential benefits in terms of health and well-being, and to decide for themselves that abstinence is the healthiest choice. Prior to the program, 56.8% of the students recognized as the only 100% effective protection from the possible physical, emotional, mental, and social consequences of sex before marriage, compared to 86.8% after the program. It also appears that following the participation in the program, the majority of youth stated that they believe abstinence is a healthy personal choice (58.1% before the program versus 86.1% after the program). Finally, before participating in the program, 55% of students reported planning to save sexual activity for marriage; but after the program 66.8% of students said the same.1

1Lyons, John S., Evaluation of Game Plan Abstinence Program, Northwestern University Medical School, August 2002.

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