'The Only Good Kind Of Sex Education For Children Is No Sex Education'
We've all heard it.
Conservatives are so against teaching Teens how to protect themselves from disease and from pregnancy - they push their "abstinence only" programs - and the result is...
Far from it.
The result seems to be two things:
1. More young men who have sex with men are getting HIV.*
2. Even the teenage children of these anti-sex education conservatives are getting pregnant in High School.
Look at Sarah Palin.
She's the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States of America.
She's staunchly AGAINST any funding for sex education in schools.**
Her 17 year old unmarried daughter is almost 6 months pregnant - that means she got pregnant back in April, when she was a junior in high school!
Does this seem like a learning opportunity to anyone else?
But maybe I have it all wrong.
Would it actually make any difference to have every Teen in America watch their teacher put a condom on a banana? Do you think Sex Education would help?
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Thanks, and Namaste,
* In the Sept. 23, 2008 issue of "The Advocate," Bob Adams cites (pg. 16) that "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of new HIV diagnoses in the United States has exceeded 56,000 per year - a jump of 40% over previous estimates - with half of the new cases among gay and bisexual men. Researchers from Brown University also found that it's younger men who binge-drink and abuse drugs who are fueling the epidemic.
**Palin opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools. She's said she will only support abstinence-only approaches. "The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008
In 2006, the Eagle Forum Alaska asked Palin whether she would “support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education.” Palin replied, “Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.” [Politico, 9/1/08]