fornication

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fornication

1. Law voluntary sexual intercourse between two persons of the opposite sex, where one is or both are unmarried
2. Bible sexual immorality in general, esp adultery
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Our study revealed the sexual risk-taking behaviour of young people which showed that a sizeable number of young people have engaged in premarital sex and predominantly same sex behaviour among men and unprotected sex, reiterating the need of age appropriate sexual health education.
adults more generally, mainline Protestants are less likely to find abortion morally acceptable than premarital sex or gay/lesbian relations.
We come now to premarital sex, where the gender gap is narrowing very dramatically.
Among the male respondents, no less than 76.1 per cent said they would never marry a woman they know has had premarital sex. Of the entire pool of respondents, 44.8 per cent termed the entire concept of premarital sex " wrong".
The youths to whom these repertoire apply spoke repeatedly about their abstinence from premarital sex. This emphasis on virginity should be placed in the cultural context of Bolgatanga municipality.
That means that an estimated 44% of women who had had premarital sex misreported, but only 21% of HIV-positive women who had had premarital sex did so.
23 ( ANI ): A Maldives high court has overturned the sentence of public flogging of a 15-year-old girl for engaging in premarital sex following public outrage.
Premarital sex is illegal in the Maldives, a popular honeymoon destination in the Indian Ocean, which observes elements of Islamic Sharia law as well as English common law.
So, when 24-year-old Marte Deborah Dalelv reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai, the Norwegian woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison for having premarital sex, a crime in the UAE.
However, Aras, Orcin, Ozan, and Semin (2007) found that male university students disapproved of premarital sex for both sexes.
HIV/AIDS is still considered a taboo in the Sudanese society and the parliament rejected proposal to make male condoms more available on the grounds that it will encourage premarital sex. (ST)