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"Abstinence is a healthy choice for adolescents. The choice for abstinence should not be coerced. SAM supports a comprehensive approach to sexual risk reduction including abstinence as well as correct and consistent use of condoms and contraception among teens who choose to be sexually active." -- Society for Adolescent Medicine 2006 position paper on abstinence-only policies and programs

 

Position Papers on Sexuality Education

The following mainstream professional organizations have released position papers in support of comprehensive sexuality education.