Unlike what the Libtards in government, the Lame Stream Media, and schools would have you believe, Abstinence Only education does work. It has always perplexed me that a program which receives only 25 percent of the fed’s sex-ed budget, and is not taught in many of the inner-city schools, gets 100 percent of the blame for the slightest of bumps in teen pregnancy rates.
Personally, I prefer the military’s method; scare the hell out of ’em!
“Ship of Shame” is a classic. Unfortunately, I can only find a brief sample of it on YouTube:
And, Here’s another gem from the U.S. military—albeit long and a bit slow in parts. But, the campy, stilted delivery is a hoot to watch:
Of course, if you are the father of a teen-age daughter, there’s nothing quite like answering the door on “prom night” with a shotgun firmly in hand… I call that my TIARA program, or, “Terrified Into Actually Respecting Abstinence.”
Abstinence-only programs might work, study says
By Rob Stein – Washington Post – Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Only about a third of sixth- and seventh-graders who completed an abstinence-focused program started having sex within the next two years, researchers found. Nearly half of the students who attended other classes, including ones that combined information about abstinence and contraception, became sexually active.
The findings are the first clear evidence that an abstinence program could work.
“I think we’ve written off abstinence-only education without looking closely at the nature of the evidence,” said John B. Jemmott III, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who led the federally funded study. “Our study shows this could be one approach that could be used.”
The research, published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, comes amid intense debate over how to reduce sexual activity, pregnancies, births and sexually transmitted diseases among children and teenagers. After falling for more than a decade, the numbers of births, pregnancies and STDs among U.S. teens have begun increasing.
The Obama administration eliminated more than $170 million in annual federal funding targeted at abstinence programs after a series of reports concluded that the approach was ineffective. Instead, the White House is launching a $114 million pregnancy prevention initiative that will fund only programs that have been shown scientifically to work — a program the administration on Monday proposed expanding to $183 million.
“This new study is game-changing,” said Sarah Brown, who leads the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. “For the first time, there is strong evidence that an abstinence-only intervention can help very young teens delay sex.”