Thursday, December 20, 2007

Say what?

Reports are circulating in the news that a new study published in the January edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that sex education delays sexual debut of teenagers and results in a higher likelihood of males (not females) using birth control.

So, what's the catch? Well, as the FoxNews article says, "The study did not explore whether classes should teach about contraception or focus entirely on abstinence. Students received sex education if they had either or both types of instruction, according to the study."

I have a hunch that comprehensive sex education proponents are going to use this study to "prove" the effectiveness of advocating contraception, yet nothing in the study proves the effectiveness of either method.

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