Abstinence-only is a form of sexuality education which emphasizes sexual abstinence outside of marriage as the only way to prevent STI’s and unwanted pregnancies. It often excludes other types of sexual and reproductive health education, such as providing information about contraceptives or safer sex practices. Abstinence-only programs have been found to be ineffective in decreasing rates of HIV infection and unplanned pregnancy.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation