Abstinence-only advocates have been long organizing a comeback, rebranding themselves as science-based and holistic, and they're still getting $41,000,000 of your tax dollars.
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Far more must be done to address teen sexuality, prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually
transmitted infections, and to prevent the violence and coercion by intimate partners.
Programs like this, that foster myths and stereotypes, should have no place in our schools.
At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.
Although President Obama cut funding for abstinence-only sex education from his new budget, a White House official said Tuesday that some programs cou...
Those little white hormones packed in foil aren't the controlled substance here: women are. And if anyone tells you differently, ask them why you can buy condoms and cigarettes in a 7-Eleven.
The abstinence movement has a brand new Barbie to push their fruitless agenda -- Bristol Palin. I don't know why I'm surprised.
You may not realize that it's been masturbation month for almost two weeks already. I know, it's just a Hallmark holiday, but you won't use that excuse with your mother this Sunday.
Suddenly I realized what an ironic stroke of genius Bristol's selection really was, because, Bristol really is the perfect ambassador for abstinence education: She's proof that it doesn't work.
One federally funded program included a skit which concludes that giving a condom to a teen is like saying, "Well if you insist on killing yourself by jumping off the bridge, at least wear these elbow pads."
Time and time again, we hear from high school students saying the sex education they receive is inadequate, it comes too late, and it does not teach them the skills they need to act responsibly.
As a concept, virginity is more dangerous than not, because it puts us into these virgin or not categories, which doesn't really give us a very nuanced perspective or understanding of sexuality.
In honor of Levi Johnston's admission that he and Bristol didn't always practice safe sex, here's a song dedicated to Sarah Palin, "Abstain With Me."
Birth Choice Health Clinics, a staunch supporter of abstinence-only education for young women seeking sex education and abortion options within the Or...
What's going on? Are Canadian teens just more inhibited -- did the girls-gone-wild craze not get this far north? Or is it just too much effort to get the parkas off up here?
To right-wing ideologues, the debate begins and ends with the sinful act of sex outside of marriage, which can lead to only one outcome: punishment.
By denying access to contraceptive resources and restricting open discussion of reproductive health, Catholic colleges are putting the sexual health of sexually active young adults in serious danger.
Yup, this home-schooled Doogie Howser R.N.C. is the latest offering from the downward-spiraling Republican Party's public relations arm.
Noticeably absent from Coburn or McCain's list of suggested cuts is the failed abstinence-only-until-marriage funding that remains in the bill.
If Sarah Palin's evangelical base really wants to confront teen pregnancy, they'd be smart to listen to Bristol Palin and others in her shoes and absorb some of their real-life wisdom.
In a stroke of media mastery, Bristol Palin harnessed the Palin-family-doting Fox News last night to announce a powerful message for policy makers: abstinence only is "not realistic."
Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day, my classmates at Liberty University celebrate the National Day of Purity, a conservative Christian holiday designed to promote abstinence before marriage.
The 2008 election may mark the moment religious voters put reason above rhetoric. The birth of the Obamagelical.
While it is beginning to look old and creaky, PEPFAR is a progressive and productive program that provides an excellent base of experience on which the Obama administration can build.
Medical experts continually warned us during the Bush years that the abstinence-only approach would sow the seeds of ignorance in teenagers. Those seeds are finally bearing fruit.
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