The Attack on Abstinence Education: Fact or Fallacy?

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health:

The Journal of Adolescent Health published a review article entitled “Abstinence and abstinence-only education: A review of US policies and programs” and a second article entitled “Abstinence-only education policies and programs: A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine” in the January 2006 issue. Both were written by a team of authors headed by John Santelli, and the position paper simply restates the arguments presented in the review article. The authors of these 2 articles claim that abstinence programs “threaten fundamental human rights to health, information, and … READ FULL TEXT