The results suggest that religious adolescents are less likely than less-religious ones to opt for non-vaginal sex over total abstinence. After all, adolescents consider oral sex much less risky than vaginal sex when it comes to contracting a sexually transmitted disease or getting someone pregnant Halpern-Felsher et al. Funding was provided by eight programs and agencies of the U. For it is written: Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. Although their does appear to be a positive yet statistically insignificant effect of church attendance on technical virginity, this association is reversed when the religious salience variables are dropped from the model results not shown. Virgins who are fearful of STDs make up about eight percent of the technical virgins, which is comparable to their representation in the full sample.
To ensure that these relationships are not actually explained by some other characteristic e.
According to the U. Most of us love children! But it is important to remember the limits of focus group data. The audio files produced by the recording equipment in MP3 format were transcribed verbatim and imported into Dedoosean on-line qualitative analysis program that facilitates coding, sorting, and displaying mixed method data. Similar decreases in mixed sexual practice accompany these rising rates of total abstinence. A sourcebook of new methods 2nd ed.