The Sex-Ed Debate
- Effectiveness of Abstinence-Based Sex Education Curricula: A Review. Toups, Melanie L.; Holmes, William R. // Counseling & Values;Apr2002, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p237
Examines the effectiveness of abstinence-based sex education programs in curtailing teenage sexual activity. Avoidance of pregnancy; Information on birth control; Responsibilities of educators and administrators on sex education.
- Research round-up. // Education (14637073);2/5/2010, Issue 381, p7
The article reports on a study by professor of Communication in Psychiatry and of Communication at Pennsylvania University John Jemmott who found that children between the ages of 11 and 15 who were taught about safe sex were more likely to have sex in the following two years than those who were...
- Consumer Republic. Goldman, Debra // Adweek Eastern Edition;3/11/2002, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p16
Focuses on the abstinence-only sex education program of U.S. President George W. Bush. Concern about the effect of birth-control information on the program; Reference to the motion picture '40 Days and 40 Nights'; Skepticism of the author on the effectiveness of the program.
- SIECUS state profiles show reduced spending on abstinence programs. // Contemporary Sexuality;Sep2010, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p6
This article reports on the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) profiles on funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.
- What Does the Research Say About Sexuality Education? Kirby, Douglas // Educational Leadership;Oct2000, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p72
Discusses a study on the effectiveness of abstinence programs for sex education. Features of the abstinence-only and abstinence-plus programs; Characteristics of effective curriculums; Why educators and policymakers recommend the abstinence-plus program.
- Chinese province embraces abstinence program. // Contemporary Sexuality;Oct2010, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p8
This article reports on abstinence-only sex education programs in the Yunnan province of China.
- ABSTINENCE--ONLY SEX EDUCATION. // Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);2/28/2003, p1
Protests against the decision of U.S. President George W. Bush to promote the 'abstinence-only' form of sex education, developed by Christian Right, in schools all across the country and the expense incurred for restricting dissemination of knowledge of contraception. Criticism raised against...
- New data cast doubt on abstinence-only programs. // Contraceptive Technology Update;Jul2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p75
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. â€¢ The Title V federal education program...
- Directive sex education is our best hope. Lickona, Thomas // Educational Leadership;Oct94, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p76
Focuses on the need for teaching directive sex education for teenagers in the United States. Variability of morality; Sexual abstinence as the only medically safe and morally responsible choice for an unmarried teenager; Address of social issues; Citing of contraceptive failure rates based on...