Program Promoting Sexual Abstinence Gets Resurrected

Robelen, Erik W.
April 2010
Education Week;4/7/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 28, p6
The article discusses the inclusion of an abstinence-only approach to sex education in the U.S. health care legislation. According to the article, the health-care law provides millions of dollars to promote more comprehensive approaches to sex education regarding both abstinence and the use of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The federal aid criteria for a State Abstinence Education program and a Personal Responsibility Education program is given.


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