How do you teach abstinence?

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    I was just curious as to how we go about teaching abstinence in school? Other than don't do it because of pregnancy and STDs, what else is there to constitute an educational program based on this ideal? I'm just looking for suggestions if anyone has something to offer.
     
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    I don't think you can teach abstinance in public schools. The left sees that as cramming religion down someones' throat and we all know religion is a bad thing.:rolleyes:
     
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    After the physical side of the sex ed, I'd start with the self-esteem of girls. Many girls engage in sex before marriage as a way to get the attention & love they are missing from their fathers.
     
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    Teach both boys and girls how to respect one another by not engaging in sex. Teach the emotional consequences of sex.
     
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    i would imagine the same way that other moral choices are taught....
     
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    To abstain from sex isn't just a moral choice - it's a choice to help ensure a kid's mental and physical health.
     
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    murder?

    robbery?

    cheating?

    lying?

    all will have an effect on a kid's mental and physical health.

    i did not practice abstinance.....there was no adverse effect on my mental and physical health.

    but that was not the discussions.....how to teach it was the question....
     
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    Teach positive peer pressure. These are just some ideas. :)
     
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    No adverse effect you recognize; probably not.
     
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    You can’t “teach” abstinence, it’s a choice.
     

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