bstinence only works when it works

new study shows that teens who took abstinence pledges are just as likely to contract venereal diseases as other teens. Why? Because they don't keep them. Matt Yglesias writes: "I somewhat hesitate to lean too heavily on the 'doesn't work' argument about these things, because that seems to imply that I think virginity pledges might be a good idea in principle when I really don't think that at all." (Matthew Yglesias)

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