Monday, April 16, 2007

The Register: "Horny Teens Refrain From Abstinence; Billion-dollar sex education a total waste of time"

We knew that, but it's nice to see some actual data backing it up. Mathematica Policy Research surveyed a couple thousand teenagers to determine the effectiveness of abstinence education.

In a word: nil. (Graphs reprinted from the original report without permission, for heaven's sake go there and read it!)

Thank you, thank you, right-wing nutballs, for wasting ten years and around a billion bucks on this nonsense. Can we get back to fighting STDs and teen pregnancy now?

Register coverage; PDF of original report; Mathematica Research home page.


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