Sex Education Study Compares Curricula

Honawar, Vaishali
February 2005
Education Week;2/16/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 23, p16
The article presents information on a report released by the Heritage Foundation. According to the report, comprehensive sex education programs in public schools fail to drive home the importance of abstinence and focus instead on encouraging the use of contraception to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. For the analysis, researchers at the Washington think tank sifted through nine abstinence-only curricula and nine comprehensive sex education curricula. The report says comprehensive sex education programs, also called abstinence-plus programs, do not criticize teenage sex--rather, they present it as normal, and even promote the idea of free sex.


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