There is a growing body of research that evidence-based teenage pregnancy prevention programs, when implemented as designed, actually do delay sexual initiation abstinence and promote use of contraceptives for sexually active teenagers. They lead to informed, skilled teenagers prepared to navigate the complex world they live in, according to the beliefs in which they were raised. Allowing the most extreme cultural beliefs to serve as the de facto common denominator sets a disheartening precedent for the future.
New research suggests that the suppression of sexual thoughts among religious people only begets a greater preoccupation with sexual thoughts and fantasies. I also noticed that many religious people are busy with the question of whether their sexual behavior is normal or not. A survey of teens found that religious adolescents reported greater preoccupation with unwanted sexual thoughts and fantasies than secular adolescents.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Religious commitment is associated with decreased sexual activity, poor sexual satisfaction, and sexual guilt, particularly among women. The purpose of this paper was to investigate how religious commitment is related to sexual self-esteem among women.
Introduction Sexuality education has been one of the primary sources of controversy in the public schools for almost thirty years. This debate centers on one crucial question: whether providing young people with full and accurate information makes them more or less likely to engage in sexual activity. For decades, national Religious Right political groups have fanned the flames of this debate by urging opposition to comprehensive sexuality education.
Teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to develop substance abuse, depression and risky sexual behaviors, a new study suggests. Researchers who followed young people for more than a decade found that participation in weekly religious services or daily prayer or meditation was associated with a wide range of positive outcomes, according to the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Prayer and meditation had a bigger impact than service attendance, VanderWeele noted.
Greater levels of community religious practice are correlated with lower levels of teen sexual activity. In a review of the academic literature on the effects of religion, 97 percent of the studies reported significant correlations between increased religious involvement and a lower likelihood of promiscuous sexual behaviors. Individuals with higher levels of religious commitment and those who regularly attended religious services were generally much less likely to engage in premarital sex or extramarital affairs or to have multiple sexual partners.
Explanations for religious influence on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil: direct and indirect effects. PhD in Demography. Religion is becoming an important and highly present factor in the lives of many adolescents and young adults in Brazil.
Sexual abstinence or sexual restraint is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social, financial, philosophical, moral, or religious reasons. Asexuality is distinct from sexual abstinence; and celibacy is sexual abstinence generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Abstinence may be voluntary when an individual chooses not to engage in sexual activity due to moral, religious, philosophical, etc.
The impact of religiosity in adolescent romantic partnerships on sexual behavior was assessed. Data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health reciprocated couples database using religious- and relationship-oriented variables to predict sexual involvement in couples participants. We found that individual- and couple-based religiosity impacted sexual behavior.
Academic journal article International Public Health Journal. Christian churches and faith-based organizations FBOs have a long history of independently and collaboratively hosting health promotion programs 2. When evaluating these interventions that have been implemented, it has been found that FBOs can significantly increase knowledge of disease, improve screening behavior and readiness to change, and reduce the risk associated with disease and disease symptoms 2.