Rare Common Sense: August 2006 Archives

August 17, 2006

Abstinence Only Sex Education Causes Baby Boom

United States: For years independent reports have shown that abstinence only sex education, so favoured by the loony fundies of America, just doesn't work. Not only does it result in lots of clueless pregnant teenagers, but also skyrocketing incidences of STDs.

As you would expect, the loony fundies on the Canton, Ohio school board poo-pooed these reports, secure in their belief that Just Saying No was the all their children needed to know about sex. As expected, it all came back to bite them.

There were 490 female students at Timken High School in 2005, and 65 were pregnant ... According to the Canton Health Department, statistics through July 2005 showed that 104 of the 586 babies born to Canton residents in Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center had mothers between the ages of 11 and 19.

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