TITLE

New data cast doubt on abstinence-only programs

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Contraceptive Technology Update;Jul2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Findings from an analysis of four abstinence-only education programs indicate that such programs do not keep teens from having sex. Such programs don't affect the likelihood that if teens do have sex, they will use a condom, the analysis concludes. • The Title V federal education program dedicates $50 million per year to be distributed among participating states. States that take the funds are required by law to match every four federal dollars with three state-raised dollars. • Reproductive health advocates intend to keep the focus on the need for support of comprehensive sex education programs that teach not only the benefits of abstinence, but prepare young people to be safe if and when they do become sexually active.
ACCESSION #
25399263

 

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