Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PREP vs. Abstinence-Only Education

A New York Times article this week compares abstinence-only education programs of past years to Obama's more comprehensive Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which aims to help teenagers delay sexual activity and use protection if they do have sex. The $375 million over five years for PREP still comes with $50 million each year for abstinence-only education, however, even though abstinence-only programs have been demonstrated to be ineffective. Check out the article here.