25 Dec '11, 4am

Abstinence-Only: It's Baaack: by Ms. Magazine Reproductive-health experts breathed a sigh of relief in 2009 when...

Reproductive-health experts breathed a sigh of relief in 2009 when President Barack Obama did away with over a decade of abstinence-only sex education funding under previous administrations (which had added up to more than $1.5 billion over ten years). But now, abstinence-only education looks to be back on the conservative agenda. Under Bush, ab-only sex ed had become the norm in most U.S. schools, even though study after study [PDF] had revealed its ineffectiveness in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and reducing the spread of disease. According to the Journal of Adolescent Health , virginity pledges–a staple of abstinence-only programming–not only failed to decrease teen STD rates, but actually resulted in pledge-takers avoiding medical attention once infected, leading to increased chances of transmission. So it appeared science had prevailed when President Obama’...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/abstinence-only-its-baaack.html

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sg.news.yahoo.com 26 Dec '11, 5am

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has drafted a revised Sexuality Education Programme (SEP) to boost emphasis on abstinence ...

MOE may refresh sex-ed programme with more emphasis on abstinence over contraception

MOE may refresh sex-ed programme with more emph...

tnp.sg 26 Dec '11, 1am

CONTRACEPTION may have to give some way to abstinence in a revised version of a Sexuality Education Programme (SEP) here. ...

Where Bears Roam Free: Abstinence IS part of Se...

Liberals are making a big hooha, claiming it is a step backwards when MOE decides to include abstinence as part of Sexual ...