Thursday, November 27, 2008

Study finds "trendy" sex education doesn't work

According to a team of scientists from University College London.

Who'd have thought it, eh?

Although the authors say the results should "temper high-expectations about the long-term impact of peer-led approaches", they also argue that "taken as a whole, the results support consideration of [peer-led sessions] as part of a much broader strategy to reduce teenage pregnancy."

OK, let's examine this on observation based evidence. Before we had sex education - trendy or otherwise - we had low teenage pregnancy rates, low incidents of STDs and few abortions. Since we introduced it they have all rocketed.

Am I missing something here?

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