- Birth Control
- -Editorial: How to End the War Over Sex Education (Time.com)
"Advocates will debate at top volume the merits of abstinence-only efforts vs. more comprehensive programs that also teach about birth control and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)."
"These arguments miss the point. We now have a pretty good sense of which sex-education approaches work. Substantial research--including a 2007 Bush Administration report--has concluded that comprehensive programs are most effective at changing teen sexual behaviors. They are also largely uncontroversial outside Washington. Vast majorities of parents favor teaching comprehensive sex education." 03-09
- Effective Support of Abstinence (U.S. News)
"The researchers identified eight personality and behavioral traits that were associated with both abstinence and academic achievement—traits that to some extent may be inborn but can also be taught and reinforced regularly at home and at school:"
"Future orientation, with a focus on long-term goals"
"Willingness to postpone current pleasures for larger future rewards"
"Perseverance, as in the ability to stick to a task or commitment"
"A belief that current behavior can positively affect the future"
"Impulse control, including ability to control emotions and desires"
Resistance to peer influence"
"Respect for parental and social values"
Sense of self-worth and personal dignity"
"The right kind of sex education of our young is really about more than sex. It's about raising the kind of people we all want to be." Visitors sometimes misspell abstinence as abstinance.