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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Abstinence Programs (Overview)

Abstinence programs are designed to teach about and promote the benefits of abstinence.


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Why is it best for teens to choose abstinence?

Why is it best for teens to choose abstinence?

Abstinence: No risk of stds and no possibility of pregnancy. It's a fool- proof method! ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Abstinence Programs (Overview)

Abstinence programs are designed to teach about and promote the benefits of abstinence.


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What is being done in schools to teach abstinence?

What is being done in schools to teach abstinence?

See below: It depends on the state laws. However, many many studies in the U.S. And around the world have proven that abstinence is an ineffective means of birth control. It won't stop the vast majority of people. That is why, proportionally, the states that teach abstinence only have higher teen pregnancy rates. The debate has left science and entered politics and religious zealotry. ...Read more

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Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Most parents do...: And agendas suggest it for schools, but the facts of its success as public health policy are not too hot. Moral education begins in the home, bolstered by religious institutions. Sexuality is a powerful force, best dealt with by frank discussion about facts, consequences, and keeping communications lines open. ...Read more

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What are the biological effects of long term sex abstinence?

What are the biological effects of long term sex abstinence?

Abstinence from sex: There are no long-term affect. Things like television and the media have given an inaccurate perception regarding this issue. There are people who choose to be chaste and others who are due to age or health and are doing quite well. ...Read more

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What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

The very best: (1) Begin dating non-drinkers. (2) Take up skydiving. There is no alcohol until the sun sets, and everywhere that I've ever jumped, there's a group of AA types. (3) Express gratitude to the people who helped you quit, and talk about how your life is better. If you owe any apologies, make them -- it'll be "good pain". ...Read more

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What's the difference between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education?

What's the difference between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education?

Explanation vs none: Comprehensive sex education includes anatomy and physiology of sex. Also all about birth control for both sexes, risks of unprotected sex i.E pregnancy and stds & all about a pregnancy plus pre & post natal care as well as needs and responsibilities of having a child. Abstinence only sex education just tells you "no sex before marriage" & sex before marriage is sinful, wrong & possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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Is abstinence too much to expect?

Is abstinence too much to expect?

No: What are you abstaining from? If it is sex only have it when you are ready and do not be rushed. There is no reason to have sex before you know someone well enough to be able to ask them how much money is in all their accounts, their net worth, 409 k and all their investments. If they think that is none of your business, your private body is worth more and also private. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i smoked one cigarette (once again) and got abstinence from it?

What do you advise if i smoked one cigarette (once again) and got abstinence from it?

Keep it that way.: It seems that you're saying that you relapsed by smoking only one cigarette. If that's the case, don't go for a second, because than there'll be a third, fourth, fifth and then you'll be smoking all over again. ...Read more

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What is the most effective form of contraception besides abstinence?

What is the most effective form of contraception besides abstinence?

IUDs or implants: Iuds or implants have among the lowest pregnancy rates and are more reversible than depot provera (medroxyprogesterone). All of these, however, do not protect at all against stds. For a nice recent study, see: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1110855#t=article. ...Read more

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How does practicing abstinence from harmful behaviors help your emotional health?

How does practicing abstinence from harmful behaviors help your emotional health?

When we take good: care of our bodies it enhances or self- esteem. Refraining from engaging in self -harm also helps to develop self -discipline and confidence that these urges don't have control over us. ...Read more

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How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

NinetyDaysToFreedom: The half-life of Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT, the substance tested in the CDT Test) is on average 17 days. And it takes about 5 half-lives to get near zero, assuming you stopped all alcohol intake. A half- life is the time for the amount to halve (duh).So 5X17=85 days so round up to 90 days or three months.Suggestion, at that point you'll be well on your way to having stopped drinking! ...Read more

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Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says 7 day abstinence raises t levels. Does this mean masturbating just once every 7 days stunts growth?

Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says 7 day abstinence raises t levels. Does this mean masturbating just once every 7 days stunts growth?

Wrong hormone: Human growth hormone is more responsible for your growth. The testosterone you make just signals the growth centers to finish up so adulthood can begin.At a listed age of 19, you are finished growing taller.Sex, of any sort, has nothing to do with how you grow and does not impair it at all. ...Read more

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Study (www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says week long abstinence raises t level. This mean masturbating only at weekly intervals stunts growth?

Study (www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says week long abstinence raises t level. This mean masturbating only at weekly intervals stunts growth?

Wrong conclusion: Article you refer to, published in 2003, studied in 28 men the relationship between ejaculation and testosterone (t) levels. Study revealed that serum t levels fluctuate during first week after ejaculation peaking on day 7 with no further fluctuations from day 8 onwards. All t levels remained within normal range. This, and ejaculation frequency, have absolutely no correlation with one's growth. ...Read more

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Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Shouldn't stunt you: Actually, it's estrogen and not testosterone that closes your growth plates. I'm wondering why you're asking. There's no good reason (medically or as far as i know politically or spiritually) to try for "abstinence" -- all your fellow 16 year old male friends are enjoying their bodies and learning about themselves to get ready for adult life. ...Read more

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Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Not likely: This was a small study looking at variations in testosterone levels after ejaculation. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown, and not likely to be meaningful for otherwise healthy males. Testosterone effects occur over many weeks and months, and are not affected by small or short term fluctuations in levels. ...Read more

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Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

No relationship : Longitudinal growth is not impaired by sexual activity or lack thereof. ...Read more

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