Religion Helps Teens Delay Sexual Activity

Religious faith helps teens delay sexual activity, according to a survey released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, as reported by CNS News. Thirty-nine percent of teens in the survey said that it was moral and religious beliefs that most influence their decisions about whether to have sex-more so than any other reason, including fear of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or pregnancy.

Over 80 percent of the 502 teens in the September poll told researchers that religion is important in their lives.

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