Virginity Pledges Work — for Some Adolescents

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More than 2.5 million adolescents have taken part in public pledges of abstinence until marriage, and study findings released Thursday show that such promises are effective.

Teens who pledge abstinence “are much less likely than adolescents who do not pledge, to have intercourse,” according to study co-authors Drs. Peter Bearman of Columbia University and Hannah Bruckner of Yale University. (more…)