Effectiveness of Abstinence-Based Sex Education Curricula: A Review
- Chinese province embraces abstinence program. // Contemporary Sexuality;Oct2010, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p8
This article reports on abstinence-only sex education programs in the Yunnan province of China.
- Research round-up. // Education (14637073);2/5/2010, Issue 381, p7
The article reports on a study by professor of Communication in Psychiatry and of Communication at Pennsylvania University John Jemmott who found that children between the ages of 11 and 15 who were taught about safe sex were more likely to have sex in the following two years than those who were...
- The Sex-Ed Debate. // Christian Science Monitor;1/10/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 32, p12
Editorial. Discusses the controversy over the idea to teach abstinence as part of sex education in schools in the United States.
- Consumer Republic. Goldman, Debra // Adweek Eastern Edition;3/11/2002, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p16
Focuses on the abstinence-only sex education program of U.S. President George W. Bush. Concern about the effect of birth-control information on the program; Reference to the motion picture '40 Days and 40 Nights'; Skepticism of the author on the effectiveness of the program.
- What Does the Research Say About Sexuality Education? Kirby, Douglas // Educational Leadership;Oct2000, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p72
Discusses a study on the effectiveness of abstinence programs for sex education. Features of the abstinence-only and abstinence-plus programs; Characteristics of effective curriculums; Why educators and policymakers recommend the abstinence-plus program.
- SIECUS state profiles show reduced spending on abstinence programs. // Contemporary Sexuality;Sep2010, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p6
This article reports on the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) profiles on funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.
- CDC analysis finds comprehensive sex ed is more effective than ab-only. // Contemporary Sexuality;Jan2010, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p8
The article reports that an independent panel commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has discovered that comprehensive sex instruction programs are more effective at helping teenagers prevent unwanted pregnancy and disease than abstinence-only programs.
- ABSTINENCE--ONLY SEX EDUCATION. // Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);2/28/2003, p1
Protests against the decision of U.S. President George W. Bush to promote the 'abstinence-only' form of sex education, developed by Christian Right, in schools all across the country and the expense incurred for restricting dissemination of knowledge of contraception. Criticism raised against...
- Directive sex education is our best hope. Lickona, Thomas // Educational Leadership;Oct94, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p76
Focuses on the need for teaching directive sex education for teenagers in the United States. Variability of morality; Sexual abstinence as the only medically safe and morally responsible choice for an unmarried teenager; Address of social issues; Citing of contraceptive failure rates based on...