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Do abstinence programs work?

Author: Christine Watkins
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2014]
Series: At issue., Teen issues.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The US debate concerning the most appropriate type of sex education for school-age youth-- abstinence or comprehensive-- continues to rage with no indication of subsiding. One thing has remained consistent, however, and that is the public support for sex education in general. The authors included in At Issue: Do Abstinence Programs Work? present a variety of opinions surrounding the subject of abstinence sex  Read more...
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Do abstinence programs work?
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013050904
(OCoLC)857711646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Watkins
ISBN: 9780737776300 0737776307
OCLC Number: 930684155
Description: 1 online resource (131 pages).
Contents: 1. Abstinence education programs are effective / Christine Kim and Robert Rector --
2. Abstinence education programs are not effective / The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States --
3. Abstinence is the best policy in preventing teen pregnancy / US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce --
4. Abstinence-only programs are ineffective in preventing teen pregnancy / Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall and David W. Hall --
5. Abstinence sex education programs should receive federal funding / National Abstinence Education Association --
6. Comprehensive sex education programs should receive federal funding / Jendayi Phillip --
7. Most US parents favor abstinence sex education programs / National Abstinence Education Foundation --
8. Abstinence education programs incorporate shame and guilt / Calah Alexander --
9. Abstinence education programs do not incorporate shame and guilt / Valerie Huber and Greg Pfundstein --
10. Sex education should be taught at home as well as in schools / AVERT --
11. Abstinence programs isolate LGBTQ youth / Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States --
12. Sex education policy needs to be revised / Andrew Jenkins --
13. Parents should be more open and honest about teenage sexuality / Amanda Marcotte.
Series Title: At issue., Teen issues.
Responsibility: Christine Watkins, book editor.

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The US debate concerning the most appropriate type of sex education for school-age youth-- abstinence or comprehensive-- continues to rage with no indication of subsiding. One thing has remained consistent, however, and that is the public support for sex education in general. The authors included in At Issue: Do Abstinence Programs Work? present a variety of opinions surrounding the subject of abstinence sex education, including its effect on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, federal funding of sex education programs, and what topics should be included in the curriculum. -- Page 10 of volume.

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