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You wrong wrong wrong!!!!!!
Apr 29, 2007

You wrong wrong wrong about abstinence-only sexual education. There is solid proof that these programs are extremely effective! The teenage pregnancy rate is decreasing. Bet you weren't aware of that Mr. smarty-pants liberal know-it-all. Virginity pledges are the way to go! No sex before marriage ever!

Miss Waiting for my Prince Charming

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Miss Waiting for Prince Charming,

Actually I am aware of the sharp decline in teenage pregnancy rates in recent years. However, this is certainly not proof that abstinence-only sex education programs are "extremely effective!" In fact, if we look at scientific fact instead of faith-based fantasy, you would come to very different conclusions! For instance look at the article published in The American Journal of Public Health (Jan 2007) from researchers at Columbia University and the Guttmacher Institute. This study attributed 86 percent of the pregnancy decline to greater and more effective use of contraceptives and only 14 percent of the decline to teenager's deciding to wait longer to start having sex! Science once again clearly indicates that the current policy of emphasizing abstinence and minimizing contraceptive use should be turned around completely! Dubya's got the whole thing backwards once again!!! His policy of relying on abstinence-only sex education as the primary tool to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases is foolish, unscientific, and increasingly indefensible! By the way Miss Waiting, you do realize Prince Charming is only a fairy tale, don't you???? And as for "Mr. Smarty-Pants Liberal Know-It-All", that's Dr. Smarty-Pants Liberal Know-It-All to you!

Dr. Bob



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