Saturday, February 05, 2005

Sex in Texas

Here's a shock -- a new study shows that those abstinence-only sex-ed programs that Boy George's highly moral state is so famous for making famous?

You know, the ones where the only thing the teachers are allowed to tell kids about contraception is that it doesn't work?

And instead? They're supposed to tell kids to Just Not Have Sex?

That's right, the programs with the Heavy Moral and Religious Messages? Teaching Our Children Morals, Despite What Those Liberals Think We Should Do, And Actually Teaching Them Real Facts Instead?

These programs don't work.

Can I get a collective D'oh?

The study showed about 23 percent of ninth-grade girls, typically 13 to 14 years old, had sex before receiving abstinence education. After taking the course, 29 percent of the girls in the same group said they had had sex.

Boys in the tenth grade, about 14 to 15 years old, showed a more marked increase, from 24 percent to 39 percent, after receiving abstinence education.

(Via Ema, over at the Well-Timed Period:

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

This is where the conservatists/leviticans/idiots so need to look at history; expecially the history from the before the eighties. It was the time period, I know this cause I was there, when sex education was only taught in a one class period like PE by a coach who simply tried to explain the female anatomy and how it worked. This was all done in seperate gendered classes, and if we were lucky we got a book that sorta told us about periods. Anyway, the year I graudated from high school there were six girls already married because they were pregnant and wearing girdles to hide it because god forbid a pregnant girl be close to those who were pure. Anyway, my point is that while it is not a surprise that the abstinence only sex ed isn't working now, it didn't work then either. Surprise! Shame on George, he is from the time period then we weren't told about condems or the pill or any thing else, and he should know that it didn't work. Biology should enlighten these idiots on the urge of hormones, the call to procreate, and because of the biological explainations for the sex drive we should prepare the children for that urge and tell them it would be nice if you didn't but if you do protect yourself! Not just say NO, it didn't work with drugs and it isn't going to work with sex.