I'm an advocate of abstinence
, but I'm also realistic," Jones said.
This does not imply that other abstinence
or behavior-change programs will also fail.
They ignore the existence of queer teens and never discuss what abstinence
An analysis of PEPFAR funding from February through July conducted by the Center for Health and Gender Equity determined that 50 to 80 percent of prevention monies were siphoned of to abstinence
Chief among these appeals is the argument that abstinence
is the only absolutely effective means of preventing pregnancy and STDs, and that "comprehensive" sex-ed programs--which teach the benefits of both abstinence
and contraceptive use--are ineffective, or even dangerous.
Abstract: This article addresses problems with the current federal approach to abstinence
education and problems with curricula that are often supported by this funding.
WASHINGTON -- Federal funding for abstinence
programs has steadily increased since it began eight years ago as part of a welfare bill that authorized the provision of $250 million to states over a five-year period for these types of programs.
Consistent with her deeply held Christian convictions regarding the issue, she made abstinence
a centerpiece of her year-long reign as Miss America which ended on September 20.
Through Section 510(b) of Title V of the Social Security Act (hereafter Title V), states are eligible to receive federal funding for abstinence
-only-until-marriage programs that have teaching abstinence
as their "exclusive purpose.
And when abstinence
only is taught, girls don't get the information they need to stay healthy and pregnancy-free.
Evidence that sexual abstinence
may have played an important role in reducing HIV infection in Uganda (1) has renewed interest in promoting this method of protection against unplanned pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Both see addiction as a disease involving loss of control that can be overcome only through abstinence
But two different programs with supporters in opposite camps - abstinence
and comprehensive sexuality education - may be helping decrease those numbers.
Nortriptyline treatment increased abstinence
among smokers who had not experienced prior bouts of severe depression, the researchers note.
If you do not practice abstinence
or you have not had a hysterectomy, you must use birth control even if you believe you cannot become pregnant.