Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs. Conclusions

This report examines the impacts of four selected Title V, Section 510 abstinence education programs on adolescent sexual activity and related knowledge and behavioral outcomes. The impact findings show no overall impact on teen sexual activity, no differences in rates of unprotected sex, and some impacts on knowledge of STDs and perceived effectiveness of condoms and birth control pills. This chapter summarizes these main impact results, considers some important lessons learned from the evaluation, and ends with a look ahead.

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