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Are Purity Pledges Harmful?
Purity pledges help in avoiding the harmful side-effects of irresponsible teenage sex.
the amount of unwanted teenage pregnancies.
A culture of casual sex can have
on young people's health.
Purity pledges reduce the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Individuals who break their pledge may feel a sense of guilt, an inability to ask for advice, and a fear of accessing sexual health clinics (
). This impedes their ability to engage in safe sex.
found that purity pledges are linked to a higher risk of pregnancy and STDs.
of pledgers end up having sex before marriage.