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Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

For centuries, humans have searched for a solution to unwanted pregnancies. From coitus interruptus to condoms to the infamous Pill, nothing has worked better than good old-fashioned abstinence. According to Planned Parenthood, there are 18 forms of birth control. Abstinence, the practice of not having sex, is the only form listed as 100 percent effecti...

Abstinence is key

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

For many teenagers, pressure to fit in and do certain things comes from all over. There are often pressures from advertising and peers to have sex. Even with these pressures, a majority of teenagers are able to resist having sex and are practicing abstinence. Abstinence is when one refrains from participating...

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