abstinence


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the practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors

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the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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com/socialissues/citizen-magazine/changing-the-conversation) In an article published in Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine , Huber said she prefers the term "sexual risk avoidance" to abstinence education.
Scott Turner, R-Frisco, took to the podium and came to Spitzer's defense, saying, "I don't think we can have enough money for abstinence training.
He also noted that there are emotional dangers in committing oneself to a sexual relationship and the best way to protect medically and emotionally is abstinence.
Only $20 million was allocated for the original Community-Based Abstinence Education program (CBAE) when it was instituted in FY 2001, but its funding surpassed $100 million only four years later.
Unite/CPHVA lead professional officer Obi Amadi was speaking after a private member's Bill passed its first reading in Parliament, which would require schools to give 13- to 16-year old girls 10minute extra sex education on the benefits of sexual abstinence.
However, it was constrained to a considerable extent by a detailed, eight-point definition of abstinence education enshrined in the statute itself.
The eight-hour abstinence-only intervention focused on increasing knowledge of HIV and other STDs, promoting abstinence as a way to prevent pregnancy and STDs and foster the attainment of future goals, and increasing skills related to abstaining from sex.
RESULTS: Fifty-two percent of the study group achieved complete smoking abstinence 1 week after the intervention; 23% maintained their abstinence for 2 years.
Clearly, if we're to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to teach and protect kids, we ought to spend it in the most comprehensive manner possible, and not on programs that offer students incomplete, religiously biased information that focuses on abstinence and provides no information on safer sex.
abstinence-only programs, Benjamin noted that "significant ethical and human rights concerns arise when abstinence is presented to adolescents as the sole choice, or when health information regarding other choices is limited or misrepresented.
This testimony is primarily based on Abstinence Education: Efforts to Assess the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs, GAO-07-87 (Oct.
There's no strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens a return to abstinence, or reduces the number of sexual partners, according to a study from the nonpartisan National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
There is no strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens a return to abstinence, or reduces the number of sexual partners, according to findings in a study from the nonpartisan National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
I have been actively involved in the addiction treatment field since 1980 and support an abstinence approach to addiction treatment.
Twenty-six years ago, Ronald Reagan signed the Adolescent Family Life Act, and the abstinence education movement began its rapid ascendancy to political dominance, a process marked by increasingly generous federal funding, which reached a peak of $176 million in FY 2006.