Ed Schweppe (edschweppe) wrote,
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Just Saying No Just Doesn't Work

According to Reuters, a recent study commissioned by the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that abstinence-only "sex education" programs have no impact on teenager's sexual activity.
The study showed about 23 percent of ninth-grade girls, typically 13 to 14 years old, had sex before receiving abstinence education. After taking the course, 29 percent of the girls in the same group said they had had sex.

Boys in the tenth grade, about 14 to 15 years old, showed a more marked increase, from 24 percent to 39 percent, after receiving abstinence education.


Fortunately, the youth I'm working with in the Our Whole Lives program are getting a real education.
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