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Abstinence vs. Other Methods

I have read many article about "abstinence-only sex" it seems as though sex education programs seems to be mostly effective at preventing intercourse pregnancy and disease among adolescents, why do you think that we have to spend so much government money on something that doesn't even work??????

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The reason we spend so much money on promoting abstinence is due largely, in my opinion, to religious organizations. Research shows that there is a strong belief that any discussion of condoms or birth control means that we, as a society, are OK ...

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What good is abstinence education only when it doesn't seem to work?