Monday, February 1

Landmark Study Shows Abstinence Ed. Works

A study (funded by the gov't no less) found that abstinence education worked better than comprehensive education. 

The scientific evidence:

Over the next two years, about 33 percent of the students who went through the abstinence program started having sex, compared to about 52 percent who were just taught safe sex. About 42 percent of the students who went through the comprehensive program started having sex, and about 47 percent of those who just learned about other ways to be healthy. The abstinence program had no negative effects on condom use, which has been a major criticism of the abstinence approach.

Question: does this mean Obama and the left will now support science or their own agenda?


Jb said...

"Several critics of abstinence-only approach argued that the curriculum tested was not representative of most abstinence programs. It did not take on a moralistic tone as many abstinence programs do. Most notably, the sessions encouraged children to delay sex until they are ready, not necessarily until they were married, did not portray sex outside of marriage as never appropriate or disparage condoms."

Talk to us when you get some real results.

Lucas said...

Hmmm...Jb if that is the worst criticism that the critics could come up with I think this study IS about a real result. Notice that they accept the basic premise: Science now concludes that abstinence-only education worked the best. No one is going to say that the education will work 100% but improvement is what we are searching for.