Abstinence Only Education Does Not Work

September 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin opposed sex education:

Q: Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

SP: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.

Abstinence only education does not work.

A long-awaited national study has concluded that abstinence-only sex education, a cornerstone of the Bush administration’s social agenda, does not keep teenagers from having sex. Neither does it increase or decrease the likelihood that if they do have sex, they will use a condom.

That’s all I have to say about that.

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