San Francisco: 2002. 29 p.
AIDS Policy Research Center and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
University of California, AIDS Research Institute
Abstinence Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education: What are the arguments? What is the evidence? is a document focusing on the impact of abstinence and comprehensive sex education programs established in United States. Indeed, the United States still has the highest rates of STIs and teen pregnancy of any industrialized nation. Since President Bush, the Congress tends to promotes abstinence-only approach that will likely have serious unintended consequences by denying young people access to the information they need to protect themselves. The document demonstrates and explains why it is crucial to provide young people with comprehensive sex education, including the provision of information about contraceptive and condom use.
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