FACT SHEET: What the Research Shows: Helping Teens Make Healthy and Responsible Decisions about Sex

Evidence shows that sexuality education that stresses the importance of waiting to have sex while providing accurate, age-appropriate, and complete information about how to use contraceptives effectively to prevent unintended pregnancy and STDs can help teens make healthy and responsible…

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REPORT: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform: The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs

United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform Prepared for Rep. Henry A. Waxman This December report evaluates the content of the most popular abstinence-only curricula used by grantees of the largest federal abstinence initiative. The federal government does…

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FACT SHEET: What the Research Shows: Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Don’t Work

There is no conclusive evidence that abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, which teach students to abstain from sex until married and generally only teach about contraceptive failure, reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Moreover, research indicates that many…

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REPORT: Putting Teens At Risk: A Report on Abstinence-Only Programs in North Carolina

ARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Foundation Young people need and deserve complete, accurate, and culturally and age-appropriate information about their reproductive health, including abstinence, pregnancy prevention, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) and…

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