Sex Ed

Sticking with the plan, even when it doesn’t work.  Why is that smart?

Experts Testify On Failure of Abstinence-Based Education

Reuters notes how the Bush administration continues to back abstinence based education despite evidence it does not work: “Programs teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins, health groups told Congress on Wednesday. The Bush administration, however, voiced continuing support for […]

Those ‘experts’ and their ‘fancy degrees’ can’t teach House Republicans anything

I’ve already done approximately 10 gazillion items about how and why abstinence-only programs — championed by the Bush administration and conservatives everywhere — don’t work, waste money, mislead young people about reality, and undermine public health. This is not another one of those posts. Instead, it’s about Republicans’ reaction to the evidence on abstinence-only programs. Yesterday, for […]

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