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Statistics

SOURCES for statistics used in "Romance without Regret"

SEXUAL ACTIVITY RATES

BENEFITS OF CHASTITY

  • When a man is married as a virgin, his divorce rate is 63 percent lower than a non-virgin. For women, it's 76 percent lower. Edward O. Laumann, et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 503.
  • The younger a girl is when she becomes sexually active, the more likely she is to experience multiple sexual partners, STDs, out of wedlock pregnancies, depression, abortion, and poverty. Heritage Foundation, "The Harmful Effects of Early Sexual Activity and Multiple Sexual Partners Among Women: A Book of Charts."

STDs

BIRTH CONTROL