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    U.S. Teens Lose in Obama Administration’s Sex Education Agenda

    Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the winners of $110 million worth of grant money for sex education programs for adolescents. The money will go to fund five-year cooperative agreements as part of the Obama Administration’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention program. However, while HHS stated that … More

    Some Good News About Teen Parenthood Rate

    There is some good news about the rate of teenage parenthood in America. It’s on the decline again. According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday, between 2007 and 2008, teen birth rates decreased by 2.4 percent. From a long-term perspective, the drop is … More

    Abstinence Day on the Hill

    Spring has sprung in Washington, DC, and while many buses line the streets packed with students touring the National Monuments, another group of students came to Washington this week for a different purpose: To tell policymakers about the impact that abstinence education has had in their lives. This year’s annual … More

    Parents’ Influence on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior

    For the first time in more than a decade, the rate of pregnancies among 18- and 19-year-olds is on the rise. Unwed mothers and children born outside of marriage are more likely to be poor, increasing likelihood of dependence on government welfare. If we seek limited government, we need solutions … More

    Science or Ideology?: What Lies Behind the Abstinence Education Debate

    Abstinence education is back in the headlines, prompted by a new study that shows such intervention can reduce teen sexual activity in the long term. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, appeared in this month’s issue of the medical journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, … More

    The Truth about Abstinence Education: What Obama and Pelosi Don’t Want You to Know

    Yesterday, a new study was released showing that abstinence education programs were effective in reducing teen sexual activity while conventional safe sex programs had no positive effects. Ironically, this finding comes at a time when President Obama and the Pelosi/Reid Congress have abolished all federal funding for abstinence and created … More

    Yes, They Do Want to Teach Sex Ed in Kindergarten

    According to the Associated Press, in order to combat “one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Europe,” the British government is about to mandate sex education for all students, “including kindergarten-age children.” The AP reports: The government hasn’t detailed what the new curriculum will look like, but schools will … More

    Why Does the Left Insist on Bringing Teen Sex into the Classroom?

    Why does the left keep insisting that the only people qualified to talk to teenagers about sex is the government? Attacking Sarah Palin in today’s Washington Post Amy Schalet writes: American teenagers grow up in environments that inhibit them from making conscious choices about sex and using contraception effectively. Sarah … More