PREFERRED TERM
abstinence in adolescence  
DEFINITION
  • In recent years, the notion of “abstinence” as a youth public health message—specifically, that the only healthy sexual expression is abstinence—has taken on weighty political and ideological meanings. This entry explores the ways that “abstinence-only” policies in the United States have served to create and sustain a counterproductive climate of silence. [Source: Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science; Abstinence in Adolescence]
ENTRY TERMS
  • teenage abstinence
BELONGS TO GROUP
URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abstinence_in_adolescence
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