Sex abstinence to fight STDs? Haha
Reuters reports that a program teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins. If you tell me NOT to do something, chances are I will try to do it… Kids will have sex one way or the other so you might as well teach them how to be responsible vs. teaching them not to have sex.
“Vast sums of federal monies continue to be directed toward these programs. And, in fact, there is evidence to suggest that some of these programs are even harmful and have negative consequences by not providing adequate information for those teens who do become sexually active,” Dr. Margaret Blythe of the American Academy of Pediatrics told the committee.