TITLE

A Debate About Teaching Abstinence

AUTHOR(S)
Kotz, Deborah
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;12/31/2007, Vol. 143 Issue 23, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a political controversy over whether abstinence-only sex education programs in American schools are responsible for an increase in teen pregnancies. Studies are cited indicating that such programs do not seem to affect the sexual behavior of teenagers, but critics fear they may reduce the use of birth control. Advocates of abstinence are also quoted, discussing their faith in their beliefs.
ACCESSION #
28024570

 

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