Monday, April 16, 2007

$1 billion in Abstinence Education Not Effective

"It's been a central plank of George Bush's social policy: to stop teenagers having sex. More than $1bn of federal money has been spent on promoting abstinence since 1998 - posters printed, television adverts broadcast and entire education programmes devised for hundreds of thousands of girls and boys.

The trouble is, new research suggests that it hasn't worked. At all."

$1bn 'don't have sex' campaign a flop as research shows teenagers ignore lessons | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited


Whatever said...

With 100% certainty, I can tell you that abstinence will not lead to pregnancy or STD's.

I agree, these programs are ridiculous. Why is the federal gubment in the education business in the first place?

Anonymous said...

seriously, the government should redirect all monies used on abstinence programs to promote acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.

Think of all of the kindergarteners that could be told of the beauty of a male/male relationship.