Friday, August 03, 2007

No-sex programmes 'not working'

The British looked at American abstinence sex education programs as they are being proposed for across the pond. No surprise, they found none of the programs "had an impact on the age at which individuals lost their virginity, whether they had unprotected sex, the number of sexual partners, the rates of sexually transmitted diseases or the number of pregnancies." They also found that programs that encouraged condom use greatly reduced the risk of AIDS.
"But abstinence-only programmes don't work because they provide no safety net for those young people who do have a sexual relationship - and research shows that many do."

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