Britain has seen a reduction in teen pregnancies, but is it good enough? And a mini miracle roundup.
CQ Politics has moved its rating of ultra-conservative U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), the leading contender to date, from Safe Republican to Likely Republican in response to the entry of a strong Democratic candidate.
Research released this week on an “abstinence-only” program for young, urban African American preteens found success in delaying sex for up to 24 months, but does not support the failed ab-only-until-marriage programs of the Bush era.
As someone who was all but completely celibate throughout high school–not at all by conscious choice–I found the lack of information among sexually active teens, and the politicization of teen sex very frustrating.
Condoms are affordable, easy to use with the proper instruction, and extraordinarily effective in preventing both STDs, including HIV, and pregnancy if used consistently and correctly. Why aren’t more of us using them?
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.
The far right continues to use the “sex boogeyman” as a scare tactic to undermine comprehensive sex ed, here and abroad. Agence-France Press reports that guidelines originally drafted by the UN cultural organisation Unesco will promote…..(gasp!)….masturbation.
With the recent release of a UNESCO report offering global guidelines for sex-ed, an unlikely ambassador appears on Sean Hannity’s program and offers up some serious spokesmodel potential.
Not surprisingly, Focus
on the Family doesn’t support the one thing that would help reduce the number
of abortions in this country – comprehensive sex education.
If we can distill our messages to our core principles, we can bypass the resistance the public has developed to science- and statistics-based arguments, and find which values and principles we share with them.