abstinence abstinence  /ˈæb stə nəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  2. (n) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

Usage(s):

  1. It's currently defined so that abstinence education is required to give the advantages of abstinence and the disadvantages of sex, which means that we can't teach birth control.
  2. Teaching kids just about abstinence won't prevent teen pregnancies and neither will focusing solely on safe sex.
  3. Abstinence advocates claim credit for a decline in teen pregnancies, down 17% from 1990 to 1996 nationally.

News

  1. Stevie TV Episode Three: Let’s Sing About Sex

    Stevie and the "Abstinence Gang" cook up a song about how to remain godly while getting it on.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Vh1 Blog

  2. Pitbull, Ke$ha Duking It Out In Co-Billed Show

    You want to hear the virtues of abstinence and humility? Join a monastery. Pitbull and Ke$ha are in town. The dirty girl and the classy guy are on the road together in a co-billed tour that brings compatible pop but contrasting stage shows. Ke$ha cavorts
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  1. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said the study shows that "the national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure, and teenage girls are paying the real price."
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Cecile Richards Source: FOXNews

  2. "My attitude toward Congress is, see what works," Bush said. "PEPFAR is working. It is a balanced program. It is an ABC program -- abstinence, be faithful and condoms. It is a program that's been proven effective."
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "However, there was already a policy in place that didn't want to hear the science, but wanted to quote, unquote preach abstinence, which I felt was scientifically incorrect," Carmona said.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Dr Richard Carmona Source: San Jose Mercury News

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