Report of the International Conference on Population and Development. We used the most recent teenage pregnancy, abortion and birth data from all U. Lindberg et al. A subsample of 3, young women were tested for HPV.
Donate now Support youth activists working for reproductive and sexual health and rights. Provides no information on forms of contraception other than failure rates of condoms.
Discusses condoms only in terms of failure rates; often exaggerates condom failure rates. Even though the current abstinence only system is ineffective in teaching healthy sex habits and preventing unwanted pregnancies, it receives federal funding and support from many members of Congress.
That's "not just unrealistic, but it leaves our young people without the information and skills that they need," said Laura Lindberga coauthor of the report and a research scientist at the Guttmacher Institutea reproductive health research group that supports abortion rights.
Abstinence only education views sexual expression as sacred and it should only be within the sanctity of marriage. Your Email:. Stanger-Hall, K. Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without your express consent.
Be sure to verify your new user account in the next 24 hours, by checking your email and clicking the "verify" link. The study also found that youth that participated in the programs were no more likely to engage in unprotected sex than youth who did not participate.
End Note. Policies and Programs and Their Impact. Nonetheless, support for abstinence education programs continues. Data analysis showed that the more abstinence was stressed, the higher were the rates of teen pregnancy and births.
This shows the need to make changes to our sex education system, whether it be by adopting the sexuality education system of the Dutch, or by simply making sure that teenagers have access to information about contraception and safe sex. The party tends to support traditional family valueswhich to it includes not having sex until marriage.
Teaches that abstinence from sexual intercourse before marriage is the only acceptable behavior. Worth the Wait? In addition, it could be used as a communication tool between sex education teachers and their students.