About the Authors

Shari L Dworkin

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: sld2011@columbia.edu

John Santelli

Competing Interests

SLD declares that no competing interests exist. JS declares that he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Adolescent Medicine when he started writing about this issue, and was the primary author for the Society's position paper on abstinence-only education. JS was the primary author for the American Public Health Association statement on the same subject.