By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 1, 2010
An abstinence-only program without a moralistic tone can delay teenagers from having sex, researchers say. The study, in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, differed from traditional programs that have lost federal and state support in recent years. The classes did not preach saving sex until marriage or disparage condom use. Instead, they involved assignments aimed at helping sixth and seventh graders see the drawbacks to sexual activity at their age.