TITLE

CHILDREN'S LIVES AS A POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND: THE PLAGUE OF ABSTINENCE ONLY EDUCATION

AUTHOR(S)
CARROLL, KATHERINE
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
DePaul Journal for Social Justice;Fall2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents arguments against abstinence-only education as sole solution to the increasing rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Legislation such as the Title V of the Social Security Act, Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA), and the Community Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) are evaluated, along with recent proposals like the Mentor-Mentee Teen Pregnancy Reduction Act, the H.I.V. Education and Prevention Act, and the Responsible Education About Life Act (REAL Act). The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), contributions of activists Shelby Knox and Max Siegel, and the Adult Role Models (ARMs) of the Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) are presented in support of comprehensive sex education.
ACCESSION #
48949246

 

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