iOS app Android app

Abstinence Only

Sinking Swift Boats Aimed at Obama on Sex Ed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

In trying to "Swift Boat" Obama on comprehensive, age-appropriate, sex ed, the abstinence-only crowd is, in reality, just trying to rally the narrow social conservative base for McCain.

Obama: The Real Pro-Life Candidate

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

McCain and the "pro-lifers" may have sanctimony on their side, but that has proven ineffective at preventing abortion. Obama has the opportunity to go on the offensive and change the debate.

Swift Boat Vets' PR Firm Now Pushing Abstinence-Only Campaign

Think Progress | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) is launching a $1 million "Parents for Truth" campai...

The Daily Show Messages Teens About Sex

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Daily Show broadened the Miley Cyrus/Vanity Fair photo hullabaloo story on Tuesday night's show, and did a segment on teen sex. Jon and the corres...

Let's Give Our Kids All The Information They Need To Make Safe, Healthy Choices

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

Over the past decade we have spent over 1.3 billion in Federal dollars on abstinence-only education, event though these programs are ineffective and often contain false information.

In Africa, Bush Wants AIDS Plan Renewed

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Bush rejected proposed Democratic changes to his prized AIDS relief program, issuing a challenge Sunday to C...

So Much For That "Abstinence Only" Idea: Teen Birth Rate Rises For First Time Since 91

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials and reviving the bit...

Yet Another Study: Abstinence Programs Do Not Work

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions ...

Bush Admin Launches National Ad Campaign Promoting Abstinence

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

4parents.gov is a government website run by the Department of Health and Human Services that is meant to provide parents with "information" to help "t...

Congress Again Extends Abstinence-Only Funding

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress again has extended funding for a core abstinence-education program, sparking protests from sex-education advocates who want Democrats to pull...