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Abstinence-Only Speaker Makes Kids Cry—Then Fight Back

“Many students felt uncomfortable with her outright condemnation of any and everyone who has ever had premarital sexual contact.”

Abstinence-only-until-marriage speaker Pam Stenzel presented her message of shame to the wrong students last week. Many are complaining that her speech was “slut-shaming” and at least one is filing a complaint with the ACLU.

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In Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

(Daily News)

A new document designed to settle debates over how to approach teen pregnancy prevention implies that evidence should trump content. As a sexuality educator and a mother, I have to disagree. What you say is important, as is how you say it and, frankly, equally important is what you deliberately leave out (e.g. no mention of same-sex relationships).

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Family Makes Millions Taking in Federal Funds for Failed Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

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During the Bush Administration, the official Hey Day of the abstinence-only-until-marriage industry, Heritage Community Services, a South Carolina organization thrived on $12 million of federal funding. Now, with the Obama administration placing its curriculum on the list of evidence-based programs, its poised to do so again. 

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