Thursday, February 23, 2006

Follow up

Here's part II.


Also glad about this, for two reason. First, the whole separation of church and state as alluded to in the article. Second, and more importantly, is the success that abstinence only programs have had. There is no doubt that abstinence-only programs of sex education prevent kids from having their first sexual experience... for about six months. The average age of the first sexual experience of an abstinence-only program graduate is only a measely half year older than those who receive traditional education (which usually push abstinence, but still wants the students to be knowledgeable). The problem, of course, is that when the abstinence-only kids do start having sex, they are 2-4 times more likely to engage in unprotected sex and risky sexual behavior (the 2-4 depends on which study you read, which define "risky behavior" differently and use different sampling methodologies). So good riddince from the fiscal budget.


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