Here are some resources
Please Check them out:

stayteen.org

kidshealth abstinence

benefits of teen abstinence

talking abstinence with your teen

why waiting makes sense

abstinence & academic achievement

sex and abstinence

A resource promoting teen abstinence


From http://www.safeteens.org

Waiting & Abstinence

Just because Ďeveryone else is doing ití doesnít mean you have to. The reality is that many teens are waiting to have sex, and many of those that did wish that they had waited longer. Less than half of all teens in high school have had sex. That means you are in the majority if you havenít

The bottom line is, you donít have to have sex if youíre not ready, and thatís ok! Birth control can do a very good job of protecting you from pregnancy and STDs, but the only 100% proven method for avoiding them is not having sex.

A majority of both girls and boys who are sexually active wish they had waited. Seven in ten sexually experience teens (71%) say they wish they had waited until they were older to have sex. Sixty-four percent of teens also said the advice theyíd give a younger sibling or friend would be: ďDonít have sex until youíre at least out of high school, but, if you do, be sure to protect yourself against pregnancy and STDs.

A big reason that so many teens wish they had waited, even if they used protection, is that they werenít emotionally ready. You can protect your body, but itís not always as easy to protect your feelings. Being in a good, trusting, committed relationship means enjoying many things together, and not just sex.

There are lots of reasons not to have sex besides not wanting to get pregnant or get someone else pregnant (although thatís a pretty good reason, too). Here are some of the most common reasons teens give for waiting:
Iím waiting for the right guy or girl.
Iíve got better things to do with my time.
Itís against my religious beliefs.
I think sex is something special that should be saved until you are married.
Iím worried about my reputation.
I donít want to catch an STID.
I want to make sure Iím in a lasting relationship first.
I just donít feel like Iím ready yet.

All of these are perfectly good reasons to wait. What are yours? Email us your reasons to wait and weíll add them to our list. (from The National Campaign and StayTeen.org)