The anti-science left is going to freak about this one. A new study indicates that abstinence training actually works.
So it turns out that children having sex are not like uncontrollable natural disasters. Oh wait, the left actually believes we cause natural disasters while kids having sex are actually uncontrollable.
But a new study shows otherwise.
Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Only about a third of sixth- and seventh-graders who completed an abstinence-focused program started having sex within the next two years, researchers found. Nearly half of the students who attended other classes, including ones that combined information about abstinence and contraception, became sexually active.
The findings are the first clear evidence that an abstinence program could work.
“I think we’ve written off abstinence-only education without looking closely at the nature of the evidence,” said John B. Jemmott III, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who led the federally funded study. “Our study shows this could be one approach that could be used.”
The left has known that abstinence education works but that would likely cause less abortions and we can’t have that.
Expect this researcher to be treated as a pariah in short order. I don’t even know who the guy is but rest assured he just put himself on the administrations enemy list between Sarah Palin and James O’Keefe.
Here’s the hilarious part. Liberals are of course attacking the study. While they admit the eight hour abstinence course delayed sex they are blasting it for having no effect on contraceptive use. But here’s the funny thing – neither does the liberal’s regular sex ed.
The Foundry reports:
In contrast, study found that alternative types of sex ed failed. “Safe sex” programs (which promote contraception only) and “comprehensive sex ed” programs (which teach both abstinence and contraceptive use), had no effect on teen sexual behavior. These programs neither reduced teen sex nor did they increase contraceptive use among teens, which is their major emphasis.
So, in short, the liberals are mad that abstinence training is only teaching children to abstain. And it’s not doing the job that the liberal’s sex ed set out to do which is to increase contraceptive use.