Texas Wants to Cut HIV Funding and Teach More About Abstinence

Because it totally makes sense for the state that has the fifth highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, the state of Texas wants to cut funding for programs to prevent HIV and other STIs and boost programs that teach abstinence instead. » 3/31/15 11:50pm Yesterday 11:50pm

Teen Pregnancy Rates Rising On TV, Real Life

Yet another study shows teen pregnancy rates are rising — and our outrage at this contrasts creepily with our cultural obsession with teen moms themselves. » 1/26/10 9:30am 1/26/10 9:30am

Abstinence Educators Like Misinformation, Square Dancing

Infiltrator Harmon Leon's latest fish-shooting expedition was to the abstinence education group Life Choices, where he learned that people who run abstinence programs are uncool and do not get sexual innuendo. » 1/25/10 2:20pm 1/25/10 2:20pm

Abstinence, The "Sexy" Way

The Candie's Foundation claims that its mission is "to educate America's youth about the devastating consequences of teenage pregnancy." So why, then, is it pushing abstinence, and "sexy" abstinence, at that, as an ideal solution? » 8/09/09 3:47pm 8/09/09 3:47pm

HIV Proven To Be Older Than John McCain (And His Bad AIDS Policies)

Scientists researching the origins of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus now estimate that it made the jump from chimps to humans in Cameroon decades earlier that initially thought » 10/02/08 2:20pm 10/02/08 2:20pm — sometime between 1884 and 1924. They date the virus to that time period based on viral samples discovered from two different people in…

Teenage Sex Drive Trumps Abstinence Education

Note to all those daughters donning chastity rings: according to a new study done by a non-partisan group, abstinence education doesn't work. "At present there does not exist any strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens the return to abstinence or reduces the number of sexual… » 11/07/07 6:45pm 11/07/07 6:45pm

'Boys Don't Cry' Back In The Spotlight