Virginity Vows by Teens may Mask Truth

by Medindia Content Team on  June 4, 2006 at 3:31 PM Research News
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Virginity Vows by Teens may Mask Truth
New York, - A study aimed at gauging adolescent health, has said that those teens who swear celibacy and virginity till marriage, show a propensity to cover the truth about their sex lives , compared to teens who are not so rigid about maintaining their virginity.

The study analyzed virginity vows and sexual encounters among students between seventh to twelfth grade. The initial interviews were conducted in 1995 and then later in 1996.

The findings of the survey revealed about 13 percent of 20,745 adolescents had taken the vow of virginity, but just a year later, completely denied having taken any such pledge. On the contrary those who had been frank about their sexual activity in 1995 seemed to have nil sexual activity in 1996.

According to the implications of this finding, teenagers flip flopping on their sexual activity could only raise their risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease and defeating the purpose of sex education programmes.


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