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'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education – The Oxymoron

By Alethea, published on Feb 28, 2013

Succinctly put, 'abstinence-only' sex education is an oxymoron. The contradiction being, abstinence-only sex education does not focus on education, but uses fear-based tactics to promote withholding sex until marriage. Key educational features, such as contraception methods, are completely removed from the curriculum, while other states have no mandated sex education at all.

So is sex education needed in the schools? What is the problem?

The deal is that even though US teen pregnancy is at a low (about 35 out 1,000 teen girls will become pregnant), the US still has the highest... (more)

Tags: education, sex, health, pregnancy, school, teen, sexuality, hiv, safe sex, abstinence, abstinence only, sex education

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