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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Republican-Led-Abstinence-Only-Program A Huge Failure

In a study done by Advocates for Youth it has been concluded that the abstinence-only-until-marriage program, strongly supported by Bush and Republicans, has basically no impact on young students. The study found that:
[The] programs showed few short term benefits and no lasting, positive impact. A few programs showed mild success at improving attitudes and intentions to abstain. No program was able to demonstrate a positive impact on sexual behavior over time.
And, shockingly, the report found that even though those in abstinece-only programs were slightly more likely to postpone sex than sex education participants, they were less likely to feel that their goals should not include teen pregnancy.

The group concluded that these programs, in fact:
[S]how some negative impacts on youth's willingness to use contraception, including condoms, to prevent negative sexual health outcomes related to sexual intercourse.
The Peach finds this to be yet another example of how out of touch Republicans and their right-wing co-horts really are.


At 4:54 PM, Blogger Butterbean said...

and check out this article.


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