Sexual Risk-Avoidance (SRA) education is an approach to sex education that focuses on risk-avoidance instead of Sexual Risk-Reduction (SRR) or "comprehensive sex education" when it comes to sexual activity. The term "Sexual Risk-Avoidance" is now used more commonly than the older term "abstinence." It communicates how this approach mirrors other public health models designed to encourage avoidance instead of reduction of risky behavior, such as underage drinking or the use of illegal drugs. SRA education teaches that avoiding sexual activity before marriage is the surest way to avoid its risks. It also encourages youth to pursue good decision-making skills.

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