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September 03, 2010


You might want to check back in with established social science because the recent studies have shown "abstinence-only" and "comprehensive" sex education graduates use contraception at the same rate. Granted "abstinence-only" graduates are more critical and less trusting of the actual protections of contraception, sometimes to their benefit where they were better able to answer which contraceptive methods prevented which diseases.

The only other difference may be that "abstinence-only" may show a slight but largely insignificant delay in sexual activity.

The argument isn't which one is better, but why are they both so poor at addressing the still high rates of unplanned pregnancies, abortions, STDs, spousal abuse and suicide among our college-aged youth?

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