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Abstinence-Only Education

June 15, 2008

Rheanna Sand

 

So, Bristol Palin and The Situation have teamed up in a really, really bad PSA about abstinence. Whatever their intention, the absurdity and hypocrisy of this duo spewing advice on sexual health just might be enough to get a lively discussion going again about the ineffectiveness of abstinence-only education. These programs, popular in the US and in the developing world, tie the hands of educators in teaching proper condom use - the best real-world solution that exists for fighting HIV/AIDS and overpopulation.

In this rant, Rheanna takes a critical look at the idea that "good behaviour" can save the world.

Host: Rheanna Sand

References:

DOI: 10.1126/science.1093166
http://www.avert.org/aids-uganda.htm
http://wiki.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_%22Abstinence_only%22_policy
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100202/hl_nm/us_abstinence_only

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