Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Abstinence education

I wish people could see that when it comes to sex education it doesn't have to be just one type or the other.You can discuss abstinence and it's benefits while still tell young people the facts and informing them about other options should they chose to have sex.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, nice to see another NB blog. I think the article says it all though, the harder the push toward abstinence, the less successful it will be (gee, teenagers doing the opposite of what parents want? Nah, couldn't be)

If you check out sex ed textbooks though, abstinence is very visible, with new emphasis on things our generation wouldn't talk about publicly but is very open.

With the internet there are thousands of resources now, so teens are far more clued in to their sexual needs, and what is termed 'sex' is changing as well.

The simple good news is that whatever is going on is 'working' if the desired response is less sex and fewer pregnancies. There are numerous reasons for it, but overall its a good news picture.