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In the U.S., the average age for initiating sexual activity has remained around 17 or 18 since the early 1990s, even as people have begun marrying later in life. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images hide caption

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Chester with Ivory (left), 11, Skylar (right), 12, and Kameron (center), 21 months. Lauren Silverman/KERA hide caption

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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

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A billboard asks Ugandans to abstain from sex until marriage. The photo was taken in 2005 in Kampala. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

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