Abstinence pledgers gain no sexual behavior advantage and are for some reason harmed, as George W. Frink explains:
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Premarital teenage virginity pledges don't delay premarital sex and do result in more unsafe sex, concluded a large, well-designed study by Janet E. Rosenbaum at the Johns Hopkins School Bloomberg School of Public Health.
This study compared similar pledgers and non-pledgers and did find one, telling difference, as CNN reported:
Unmarried pledgers, however, were less likely than non-pledgers to use birth control (64 percent of pledge takers and 70 percent of non-pledge takers said they used it most of the time) or condoms (42 percent of pledge takers and 54 percent of non-pledge takers said they used them most of the time).
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