This take on sex education is known among educators as the "abstinence-only approach," in which totally refraining from sex outside of marriage (including masturbation) is generally the only.
Jul 16, 2019 · When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in April 2012 that teen birth rates in the U.S. hit a new low in 2010 and revealed which states had the highest and lowest rates, it prompted a question: Were these outcomes affected by individual states' requirements for sex education (sex ed) and/or abstinence-only education?
Abstinence education does not occur in a vacuum, making it especially difficult to separate its influence from the opposing influence of the media and cultural milieu. Nevertheless, effectiveness of abstinence sex education in delaying the onset of sexual debut has been demonstrated in rigorous scientific studies.
May 22, 2019 · The authors estimate that between those years, conservative states received a total of $692 million in federal abstinence-only sex education funding. In 2008 alone, those states received more than $71 million in federal abstinence education funding, which the researchers estimate resulted in an additional 1,080 births to adolescents that year.