A must-read about Abstinence Only programming.
- Proponents have rebranded abstinence-only programs by co-opting public health and rights-based language and calling them “sexual risk avoidance” programs.
- Under any name, abstinence-only programs not only remain ineffective at their goal of promoting abstinence until marriage, they also withhold potentially life-saving information, promote dangerous gender stereotypes, stigmatize sex, sexual health and sexuality, and perpetuate systems of inequity.
- Despite these negative outcomes, the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress are pushing for funding increases for abstinence-only programs in an effort to promote an ideological and coercive agenda.
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