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What reasons do abstinent teens give for not having sex?

 

Abstinent teens tend to give three reasons for not having sex: 

 

  • fear of pregnancy and disease, 
  • confusion over their feelings about sex and what to do
  • conservative values

 

 

 

Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Former Human Development & Family Studies Specialist, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

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