Abstinence-only programs don't lower HIV risk One of the thing that the socially conservative right was successful at doing was to replace sex education with the morally driven "abstinence-only programs". A lot of money is spent on these programs and studies are beginning to find that
Isn't it important from a social health standpoint that we do everything possible to prevent the transmission of STDs and HIV? "Just say no" doesn't cut it and puts the portions of the population at risk.
|Compared with no program, safer sex programs, and various other control programs, the abstinence-only programs did not seem to reduce HIV risk. Specifically, abstinence-only programs did not influence the rate of unprotected vaginal sex, the number of sexual partners, condom use, or initiation of sexual activity.|