The real goal of abstinence-only programs is not to prevent teen pregnancies or STDs and or even to prevent premarital sex – it’s to make sure that all people get married.
With a narrow focus on teen pregnancy prevention, will new sex ed programs provide contraceptive info while preserving abstinence-only tactics of slut-shaming and virginity-fetishizing?
RH Reality Check’s Laura Janoff spoke to Jessica Valenti about liberal parents, schoolgirl fetishes, and women’s sexuality unleashed.
After months of negotiation and attempts at cooperation, North
Carolina’s state assembly is finally taking a step in the right
direction in regard to their policies on sexuality education.
Preventing teen pregnancy is incredibly important. But unintended pregnancy among teens is not the only sexual and reproductive health issue facing our nation’s youth.
My daughter could only get extra credit if she attended an abstinence-only-until-marriage program. And despite dozens of my phone calls, the school board doesn’t care.
At the Mississippi Department of Human Services’ summit entitled “Abstinence Works: Let’s Talk About It,” we didn’t talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.
Will funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs stay out of the budget once Congress gets its hands on it?
Advocates for comprehensive sex-ed in New Mexico, which has the second-highest teen birth rate in the country, say they’re elated by the president’s proposal to cut abstinence-only funding.
In her own roundabout way, Bristol Palin is voicing the core message of comprehensive sex ed: there’s no better protection against pregnancy and disease than abstinence, but teens those that are having sex need to use to protection.