Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Doctors denounce abstinence-only education

While abstinence may sound nice in a perfect world, doctors reject it as a failed hypothesis. This is the problem when people of faith get hold of our public agenda. They carry the faith thing just a wee bit too far.
"Even though there is great enthusiasm in some circles for abstinence-only interventions, the evidence does not support abstinence-only interventions as the best way to keep young people from unintended pregnancy," said Dr. Jonathan Klein, chairman of the academy committee that wrote the new recommendations.

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