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422 bytes added, 23:09, 30 December 2008
The new study's entire population consists of teenagers who describe themselves as leaning towards abstinence, regardless of prior sexual activity. It then split that abstinence leaning population into those who took a pledge and those who did not. Between those groups there it was shown that the virginity pledgers not only did not have lower rates of sexual intercourse 5 years later, but that they engaged in riskier sex. Thus the study shows that within the population of teens who already favor an abstinence stance, virginity pledges do not lower reversion to sexual behavior. Again I state that one can imagine how effective virginity pledges would be in a population that does not explicitly define itself as leaning towards abstinence. --[[User:AndrasK|AndrasK]] 16:43, 30 December 2008 (EST)
 
:The group for those who had not taken the pledge was specifically those who had not had intercourse. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/28/AR2008122801588.html] I should point out that Virginity pledges generally make no similar designation. Teens are encouraged to make the pledge even if they are 'born-again' virgins. [[User:Learn together|Learn together]] 18:09, 30 December 2008 (EST)
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