The Fruits Of Abstinence-Only: Fewer Condoms, More Teen Pregnancy

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The steady drop in teen pregnancy stalled and may even have reversed between 2003 and 2007. The reason: teens are using less contraception, possibly because abstinence-only education sucks. [EurekAlert, NYT]

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Yeah....Catholic school "sex-ed" was sooooo enlightening....Basically they put girls in one room to watch a period video, and the boys were in another room probably watching basketball or something. They didn't tell us ANYTHING. At one point, my eighth grade class visited the neighboring Catholic high school for an abstinence lecture during which the speaker cautioned against "prolonged hugging."