Lange, Donna; McDonnell, Mary Ann
November 2004
Taking Responsibility: A Teen's Guide to Contraception & Pregnan;2004, p22
This article focuses on sexual abstinence. For some people, babies arrive before marriage and often before love. By making a lifestyle choice of abstinence, a person can grow relationships before making babies. Abstaining from sex means not having sex at all for a period of time. Some people choose to practice abstinence until marriage. The temptation to have sex outside of marriage is powerful, but people have the strength to say no. A person who abstains has inner strength, self-control, and self-respect. Choosing to say no to sex and following through on that decision show maturity.


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