President Obama’s budget contains the first-ever significant funding for preventing teen pregnancy prevention that is not dedicated to abstinence-only interventions.
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.
Obama’s 2010 budget gets us on the road to comprehensive sexuality education. But it will be up to advocates, Congress, and the agencies administering funds to get us all the way to there.
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.
2010 budget slashes funding for abstinence-only, leaves abortion funding restrictions in place; Will Saletan on a “safe, legal and early” compromise strategy.
When any person is really ready for partnered sex that poses STI and/or pregnancy risks, they also have to be really ready to deal with safer sex and birth control.
A glittery panel discussion about teen pregnancy prevention shames teens who parent, treats girls as sexual gate-keepers and ignores dating violence and sexual coercion.
The nation’s most prominent voice on being a teen parent is coming ever closer to endorsing comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education.
Why are we seeing an uptick in teen pregnancy and teen births after years of decline? More sex and less contraception, the policy wars of the past 8 years and the failure to fund effective programs are among the reasons behind this reversal in trends.