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Sent: Thu 1/4/2007 11:57 PM Dear Kelly, My soon-to-be-published book _Virgin: The Untouched History_ will be available in March from Bloomsbury; the last chapter includes some discussion of the "abstinence" movement. There is considerably more to be written, and, frankly, a considerable amount that I had to excise from the book for reasons of length. I have published several excerpts of the excised material online; a relevant section entitled "Evangelical Equality" can be found at http://www.hanneblank.com/main/ex21.html Scholarly work on the "abstinence" movement from a social perspective is pretty thin on the ground. Clinical studies of various sorts are somewhat easier to find, although one must carefully consider the sources as many of them were funded and/or conducted by groups like the Heritage Foundation. Critical analyses centering on education/pedagogical and political issues are of course easiest to find. I would recommend your student look not just at the "abstinence" movement in the form of groups like True Love Waits (et cetera) but also at grassroots movements that incorporate sexual abstinence of various sorts such as the Straight Edge (sXe) underground. The following is a shortlist of bibliography I have found useful in researching the "abstinence" movement as well as "abstinence" related politics, perhaps it will be useful. Feel free to e-mail me at my personal address if you have further questions. Cheers, Hanne Blank * * * * * * * * * * Hanne Blank author, Virgin: The Untouched History (forthcoming, Bloomsbury, March 2007) email@example.com http://www.hanneblank.com For PR related to VIRGIN, including review copy requests, please contact Ms. Sara Mercurio at firstname.lastname@example.org For reprints, excerpts, and other rights/permissions questions, please contact Mr. Christopher Schelling at email@example.com For speaking engagements please contact Jennifer Baumgardner or Amy Richards at Soapbox, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Bearman and Brückner, "After the Promise: The STD Consequences of Adolescent Virginity Pledges" Journal of Adolescent Health 36/4 (April 2005): 271-278 Bearman and Brückner "Promising the Future: Virginity Pledges and First Intercourse" The American Journal of Sociology 106/4 (January 2001) Carter, Evaluation Report for the Kansas Abstinence Education Program (Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, November 2004) Centers for Disease Control. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, 2001. Crockett, Bingham, et al., "Timing of First Sexual Intercourse: The Role of Social Control, Social Learning, and Problem Behavior" Journal of Youth and Adolescence 25/1 (1996): 89-111 deGaston, Jensen, and Weed. "A Closer Look at Adolescent Sexual Activity" Journal of Youth and Adolescence 24/6 (1995): 465-479 Goodson, et al., Abstinence Education Evaluation Phase 5: Technical Report (College Station, TX: Department of Health & Kinesiology Texas A&M University, 2004) Heins, "Sex, Lies, and Politics: Congress is Poised to Reauthorize Fearmongering 'Abstinence-Only' Sex Ed" The Nation 272/18 (May 7, 2001) Kaiser Family Foundation. Issue Update: Sex Education in the U.S.: Policy and Politics (March 2002); Kaiser Family Foundation / seventeen magazine. SexSmarts: National Survey of Teens: Virginity and the First Time, 2003 Kaiser Family Foundation / YM Magazine. The Kaiser Family Foundation / YM Magazine 1998 National Survey of Teens (1998) Kirby, "Do Abstinence-Only Programs Delay the Initiation of Sex Among Young People and Reduce Teen Pregnancy?" (Washington, D.C.: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, October 2002) Kirby, "Emerging Answers" (Washington, D.C.: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2001) Klein, and the Committee on Adolescence, American Academy of Pediatrics. "Adolescent Pregnancy: Current Trends and Issues" Pediatrics 116/1 (1 July 2005): 281-286 Mayer and Kantor. "1995-1996 Trends in Opposition to Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Public Schools in the United States" SIECUS Report 24/1 (1996) McDowell, Why True Love Waits: The Definitive Book on How to Help Your Kids Resist Sexual Pressure (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2002) Perrin and DeJoy. "Abstinence-Only Education: How We Got Here and Where We're Going" Journal of Public Health Policy 24/3-4 (2004): 445-459 Rector, "The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity Among Youth" Backgrounder #1533 (Washington, DC: The Heritage Foundation, April 2002) Remez,"Oral Sex Among Adolescents: Is it Sex or Is It Abstinence" Family Planning Perspectives 32/6 (November/December 2000) Smith, Dariotis, and Potter, Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Abstinence Education and Related Services Initiative: 1998-2002 (Philadelphia, PA: Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Family Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, January 2003) Sonfield and Gold, "States' Implementation of the Section 510 Abstinence Education Program, FY 1999" Family Planning Perspectives 33 (2001):166-171 West, "(Not) Talking About Sex: Youth, Identity, and Sexuality" The Sociological Review (1999): 525-547.