Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Texas Is For Lovers

(Reuters) A study showed about 23 percent of ninth-grade girls in Texas, typically 13 to 14 years old, had sex before receiving abstinence education. After taking the course, 29 percent of the girls in the same group said they had had sex.

Boys in the tenth grade, about 14 to 15 years old, showed a more marked increase, from 24 percent to 39 percent, after receiving abstinence education.

Abstinence-only programs, which have sprouted up in schools across the nation, cannot offer information about birth control and must promote the social and health benefits of abstaining from sex.

Well, apparently, abstinence-only education works. Just look at this shining example from George W. Bush's home state.

Also, I've got to move to Texas.

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