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What is being done in schools to teach abstinence?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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It depends on the state laws.
However, many many studies in the U.S. And around the world have proven that abstinence is an ineffective means of birth control. It won't stop the vast majority of people. That is why, proportionally, the states that teach abstinence only have higher teen pregnancy rates. The debate has left science and entered politics and religious zealotry.

In brief: See below
It depends on the state laws.
However, many many studies in the U.S. And around the world have proven that abstinence is an ineffective means of birth control. It won't stop the vast majority of people. That is why, proportionally, the states that teach abstinence only have higher teen pregnancy rates. The debate has left science and entered politics and religious zealotry.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Exactly. If the children don't have the example of loving, clean-living parents, all the lesson plans promoting "abstinence" will result only in ridicule.
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