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Abstinence Only: A Joint Statement
Includes a joint statement of 45 organizations equating abstinence-only
sex education with censorship and a fact sheet detailing the recent history
of abstinence-only education. From the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Abstinence Only Until Marriage Programs
Links to articles, reports and fact sheets that oppose abstinence-only sex education and support comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and contraception. From Advocates for Youth, an organization “dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.”
No More Money for
Scroll down for links to brief information on the history,
harmful consequences, and finances of abstinence-only education in the
U.S. Also includes links to organizations that support comprehensive sexual
education. From SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of
the United States.
on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
Scroll down to find religious arguments in favor of sex education
in schools and churches. Includes the Religious Declaration, a statement
supporting "lifelong, age appropriate sexuality education" and
provides a list of faith-based curricula as well as links to other organizations.
From the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing.
Education: Politicians, Parents, Teachers, and Teens
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Discusses the ways in which federally-funded abstinence-only
education programs have changed sex education in the United States and
critically evaluates the claims of abstinence-only advocates. From the
Alan Guttmacher Institute, an organization “focused on sexual and
reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.”
Provides articles supporting abstinence-only education. Click on Resource Library for current news articles on abstinence. From the Abstinence Clearinghouse, “a non-profit national educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence.”
Effectiveness of Abstinence Education
Presents the major arguments against comprehensive sexuality
education and reviews ten abstinence-only education programs that are
believed to have had a positive influence on the sexual behavior among
unmarried teens. From the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
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Abstinence Education Under Welfare Reform
This report examines the legislative history of the $250 million abstinence education project funded under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Also discusses the evidence used to support and refute abstinence-only education. Co-authored by two members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
of Abstinence Education Programs Funded Under Title V
Scroll down and click on the chapter headings for the background,
implementation, and assessment of federally-funded abstinence-only education
programs. This is an interim report of an ongoing study scheduled for
completion in 2005. From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc under contract
to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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February 2, 2012