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July 13, 2014 / Randall

The Failures Of Abstinence-Only Education Illustrated In 2 Charts

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/02/20/3310751/abstinence-failures-charts/

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Even though teens have been shielded from what might be deemed “inappropriate” sex ed content, SIECUS found that kids in the Magnolia State are actually having sex earlier and more frequently than the national average. Predictably, they’re also much less likely to know how to avoid unintended pregnancies…

And later in the article…

If decreasing sexual activity is the goal, there’s actually a large body of research proving that comprehensive sex ed is an effective tool for accomplishing that. Kids who receive accurate information about sexuality, including information about how to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies and STDs, are more likely to delay having sex until they’re older.

Chart source and full article: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/02/20/3310751/abstinence-failures-charts/

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