Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's the Girls who Suffer

"...on April 23, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) held a hearing on federally-funded sex education programs. Testimony and data discrediting abstinence-only education was overwhelming. Waxman referred to a 2007 "longitudinal, randomized, controlled study of four federally-funded programs" that found "abstinence-only programs had no impact on whether or not participants abstained from sex. They had no impact on the age when teens started having sex. They had no impact on the number of partners. And they had no impact on rates of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease."

Read the rest of the article here:
Abstinence-Only Education Just Says No to the Truth: Teen Girls Suffer the Consequences

Please teach your children about safe sex and advocate for other young people. The government isn't going to do it for us. Protect your sons and daughters from unwanted pregnancies and life-threatening diseases. Give them a good start by providing them with knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions and control their lives.

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