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In a report on a shift in sexual attitudes among teenage boys, a Youth Risk Behavior Survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that the number of boys saying they have had sexual relations declined from 57% in 1991 to 49% in 1997.

One of the boys interviewed in a newspaper article on the subject was David Ruff of Stoneham, Massachusetts. A member of a charismatic Christian church, he said: "God is the No. 1 thing in my life. He helps me make the right choices. Some guys might say you're a man if you have sex before marriage, but I think a real man is someone who waits until after marriage."

Reported by The Boston Globe
March 11, 1999

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