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Two Studies Criticize Abstinence Education

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Federally financed abstinence-only sex education has done little to stem sexual activity among teenagers, conclude two reports released last week.

The reports, from Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based organization that promotes comprehensive sex education, include a review of 10 state evaluations of abstinence-only programs as well as an independent analysis of recent data on high school students’ sexual risk behaviors since the federal abstinence initiative began.

Vol. 24, Issue 06, Page 13

Published in Print: October 6, 2004, as Two Studies Criticize Abstinence Education

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