Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Loses Steam
Lawmakers, Health Groups Question Value of Federal Abstinence-Only Program
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"Even though the figures will show that it does not work all the time,
it doesn't mean we should not be doing it," said Rep. Darrell Issa, a
Democrats on the committee suggested that the $1.3 billion Washington has
spent on abstinence-only programs over the last decade has been money
But Feinberg warned that studies looking at sex education programs of any
kind are riddled with uncertainty and ambiguity, including cultural
surroundings, how long students participate, and where students go when their
education is done.
"There's no dominant, clearly victorious magical strategy that will
solve all these problems," he said.