An abstinence-only approach to sex education teaches teens and young adults that not having sex until marriage is the best or only way to effectively avoid sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. Abstinence based education is also taught with the thought that it is morally incorrect to have sex before marriage, often because of religious reasons. Students are taught that sexual activity before marriage have harmful psychological and physical effects, also that having a child out of wedlock harms the child, the child’s par... ... middle of paper ... ... inence and Sex Education. ” AIDS and HIV information from the AIDS charity AVERT. N. p. , n. d. Web. 11 Jan. 2011. www. avert. org/abstinence
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