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Roundup: I’ve Got a Lot of Learning to Do

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? These people don’t think you are, including the college professor who uses the Bible to teach his science classes.

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New Study Offers No Support for Abstinence-until-Marriage Programs

Even though a recent sex education study does suggest that, an abstinence message can work under certain circumstances, it does nothing to support the type of programs that were funded under the Bush administration.

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The Sex Ed Bait and Switch

Abstinence-only-until-marriage proponents hope that by misrepresenting the recent study on abstinence education they can continue getting funding for programs that have nothing in common with the single one that’s been proven effective.

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Roundup: Abstinence Study Fall Out

Did a new study about abstinence eduction catch comprehensive sex ed proponents with their pants down?

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Roundup: Teens Promise Not to Have Sex, Except When They Do

Revealing clothes are supposed to help you stay a virgin, and more things that make you go “huh?”

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Roundup: The Good and Bad Work Done In the States

This morning’s roundup is about state legislation and some of good and bad bills currently being debated in statehouses around the country.

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Sex Ed in Mississippi: Why ‘Just Wait’ Just Doesn’t Work

Poor sexual health outcomes in Mississippi are the result of a state that continues to invest scarce funds in failed abstinence-only programs, leaving young people without the information and services they need to protect themselves.

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Appropriations Bill Ends Abstinence-Only Funding, Increases Family Planning

There was a lot of good news packed into the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which was passed by Congress over the weekend. For the first time ever, Congress eliminated all dedicated funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.

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Abortion as a consequence of lack of contraceptive education

Since abstinence is all that young adolescents and adults are sometimes exposed to, they lack the education that prepares them against the adverse effects of sexual intercourse, including STD’s and unintended pregnancy.

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Abstinence Only: Back So Soon?

I thought we all decided that abstinence only education doesn’t work.
And I don’t mean “we” as in the pro-choice reproductive rights community—I mean students, teachers, parents, school boards, and even
the president. But I guess some members of congress didn’t get the memo.

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