As regular readers know, in the past year Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) has (quite literally) cashed in on a new pet cause: the religious right’s battle to withhold knowledge of safe, secondary alternatives to abstinence from sexually active public-school students in suburban Washington, D.C.
I invite people to post links here to resources weighing the health, safety, and effectiveness of abstinence-only, abstinence-plus, and comprehensive sex education.
Are PFOX and Warren Throckmorton promoting good health, or subjecting teen-agers to ignorance, unsafe promiscuity, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases?
I’ll begin with a few links of my own:
Sex and Significance: How the Heritage Foundation cooked the books on virginity.
By Jordan Ellenberg
Slate magazine, July 7, 2005
More info on sex helps teens, doctors say
Abstinence-only not as effective, report finds
Dayton Daily News, July 7, 2005
American Academy of Pediatrics
Prevention of Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy An Important Goal
July 5, 2005