Thursday 19 April 2007

Teenagers will be teenagers

Looks like Georges Bush plan to stop American teenagers from having sex as backfired rather spectacularly. Despite spending just over $1bn dollars, American teenagers are ignoring the advice.

What's more worrying is that in a lot of US states, normal sex education classes that teach teenagers about sensible things such as condoms and STD's have stopped and replaced with the abstinence only message, thus leaving a lot of teenagers ignorant about important sexual health issues.

The Abstinence program has also been a core part of US overseas aid program. Theoretically it forms part of the ABC program (Abstinence, be faithful, use a condom), but a lot of time only the Abstinence program has been pushed while simultaneously withdrawing funding from programs for sex workers

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