Tag Archive for 'Abstinence Only Education'

Children and Sexuality

by Jason Stotts We’ve talked about children and sexuality several times on the podcast (episodes #23, #24, & #25). What we haven’t talked much about is better options for educating children about sexuality. Luckily, PBS (of all places) just recently published a really good article called “The Case for Starting Sex Education in Kindergarten.” In it, they show […]

More Evidence that “Abstinence Only” Education is a Failure

by Jason Stotts The Guttmacher Institute has recently released a report that shows that absolute failure of “abstinence-only” (i.e. religious) sex education.  The report is “Following Decade-Long Decline, U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Increases as Both Births and Abortions Rise.” For the first time in more than a decade, the nation’s teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in […]