posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 10:27 AM
I agree, there have been innumerable studies done over the years that conclude abstinence based education is ineffective. There are quite a few
states right now that are losing funding for abstinence based educatinal programs because of this very reason. I currently work in Infectious Disease
Prevention, so I deal with this first hand everytime we try to get into the school system, and until now it has been extremely difficult to talke
about anything but abstinence. Hopefully policy makers will change their minds in lieu of this kind of evidence and state funding will go back into
the hands of agencies that live in the real world...not the fantasy world of "just say no" policy. A nice phrase to remember is:
PREVENTION, not PREACHING!