The Problem with Abstinence-Only Sex Education, and the Damage It Causes

More and more states require abstinence-only sex education, which of course is a problem, given that teen pregnancy remains higher in those states. The other problem is who is leading the sex ed in the first place. There aren’t enough trained health teachers to go around, so many schools outsource their sex ed to programs like Life Choices, which say they’re secular but are bursting with religion. Sex ed ends up being about God and Christian morals, not about health — not good for teenagers.


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