American Virgins: This WorldBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.292-a (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:292
- Nadeeja Koralage, fourth year medical student
- Royal Free and University College London
BBC 2, 25 January at 9 pm
How do you persuade teenagers to say no to sex? Denny Pattyn, a religious man and a big believer in sexual abstinence before marriage, believes that he has the answer. Pattyn is the founder of the Silver Ring Thing, a faith based US organisation set up to spread the message that it's cool to wait.
The Silver Ring Thing, which has just received $700 000 (£383 000; €556 000) from the Bush administration, is aided by …