Our sample included never-married people aged 15 to Of these, reported never having sexual intercourse primary abstinence and reported sexual experience but not in the 12 months prior to the survey secondary abstinence. In all, youths reported sexual abstinence practice. Of the never-married youths, About Females of higher education level were significantly
The Effect of Sexual Abstinence on Females’ Educational Attainment
A number of studies have shown that teenagers who abstain from sex are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their sexually active peers. However, it is unclear whether this association represents a causal relationship or can be explained by unmeasured heterogeneity. We employ a variety of statistical techniques to distinguish between these hypotheses, using data on females from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Our results provide evidence that delaying first intercourse leads to an increased likelihood of graduating from high school. This relationship appears to be strongest among respondents in the bottom third of the ability distribution.
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 ancient world discouraged promiscuity for both health and social reasons. Throughout history, and especially prior to the 20th century, there have been those who have held that sexual abstinence confers numerous health benefits.
Language: English French. Among strategies to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted infections STIs and unwanted pregnancies, are programs that promote sexual abstinence among adolescents. However, literature suggests that there may be differences in the understanding of abstinence across adolescents, and this study sought to explore the understanding of sexual abstinence among both male and female learners in a secondary school in a semi-rural area of North West Province, South Africa.