Blog

Shame on schools for abstinence-only sex ed

Sex is as much a part of life as eating and sleeping.  Well, perhaps not that much, but it is an occurrence that everyone must learn about and face at one time or another.  Sex education in schools makes sense:  educators are able to reach a large portion of the teen population, just when they're loaded with hormones and crawling out of their skin, and teach them the facts of life.  But for some sex education programs, hired by schools to cover what many teachers may find embarrassing and difficult to teach, the facts are skewed for the sake of their own agendas.

 

Teen pregnancy: an endemic problem in Pueblo

Originally published in the Pueblo Chieftain
By Jeff Tucker

While there are a number of factors that can lead a family into poverty, one of the surest ways is teen pregnancy.

Pueblo has struggled for years with the question of adolescent girls having babies. Organizations have started educational programs, and nurseries have been moved in and out of high schools.

Comp Sex Ed: Research and Results

Headlines

Since 1997 the federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion dollars in abstinence-only programs – proven ineffective programs which censor or exclude important information that could help young people protect their health. In fact, until recently, programs which met a strict abstinence-only definition were the only type of sex education eligible for federal funding; no funding existed for comprehensive sex education, which stresses abstinence but also provides information about contraception and condoms. 

Read more...

Comp Sex Ed: Research and Results

Headlines

Since 1997 the federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion dollars in abstinence-only programs – proven ineffective programs which censor or exclude important information that could help young people protect their health. In fact, until recently, programs which met a strict abstinence-only definition were the only type of sex education eligible for federal funding; no funding existed for comprehensive sex education, which stresses abstinence but also provides information about contraception and condoms. 

Read more...

Comp Sex Ed: Research and Results

Headlines

Since 1997 the federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion dollars in abstinence-only programs – proven ineffective programs which censor or exclude important information that could help young people protect their health. In fact, until recently, programs which met a strict abstinence-only definition were the only type of sex education eligible for federal funding; no funding existed for comprehensive sex education, which stresses abstinence but also provides information about contraception and condoms. 

Read more...

Teen Birth Rates Back On The Rise

Headlines

FOLLOWING DECADE-LONG DECLINE, U.S. TEEN PREGNANCY RATE INCREASES AS BOTH BIRTHS AND ABORTIONS RISE

Gap Between Blacks and Hispanics Has Closed, But Rates Among Both Groups Remain Significantly Higher Than Among Non-Hispanic Whites

For the first time in more than a decade, the nation’s teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in 2006, reflecting increases in teen birth and abortion rates of 4% and 1%, respectively.

Read more...

Teen Birth Rates Back On The Rise

Headlines

FOLLOWING DECADE-LONG DECLINE, U.S. TEEN PREGNANCY RATE INCREASES AS BOTH BIRTHS AND ABORTIONS RISE

Gap Between Blacks and Hispanics Has Closed, But Rates Among Both Groups Remain Significantly Higher Than Among Non-Hispanic Whites

For the first time in more than a decade, the nation’s teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in 2006, reflecting increases in teen birth and abortion rates of 4% and 1%, respectively.

Read more...

Teen Birth Rates Back On The Rise

Headlines

FOLLOWING DECADE-LONG DECLINE, U.S. TEEN PREGNANCY RATE INCREASES AS BOTH BIRTHS AND ABORTIONS RISE

Gap Between Blacks and Hispanics Has Closed, But Rates Among Both Groups Remain Significantly Higher Than Among Non-Hispanic Whites

For the first time in more than a decade, the nation’s teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in 2006, reflecting increases in teen birth and abortion rates of 4% and 1%, respectively.

Read more...

Parents: The Best Sex Educators

Fact Sheets

Most people no longer believe the myth that, just because we talk to youth about sex means we're condoning or giving them permission to have sex. We have youth to thank for setting that record straight - study after study have shown that youth who receive science-based comprehensive sexuality education.

Read more...

Parents: The Best Sex Educators

Fact Sheets

Most people no longer believe the myth that, just because we talk to youth about sex means we're condoning or giving them permission to have sex. We have youth to thank for setting that record straight - study after study have shown that youth who receive science-based comprehensive sexuality education.

Read more...

Parents: The Best Sex Educators

Fact Sheets

Most people no longer believe the myth that, just because we talk to youth about sex means we're condoning or giving them permission to have sex. We have youth to thank for setting that record straight - study after study have shown that youth who receive science-based comprehensive sexuality education.

Read more...

<<  9 10 11 12 13 [14

Copyright © 2015 Colorado Youth Matter