Any sex education is good, if children’s parents have given them
no guidance at all. However, an abstinence-only sex education program is likely
to be more effective than another kind of program in some areas. Where the local
people believe that abstinence is the best choice, an abstinence-only program
is more likely to enlist the support of the school community, and particularly
of the student’s parents. Parental support can make the all difference for a
program meant to guide the young.
Let me lay it on you: No. There is no proof that abstinence only education does anything other than put valuable taxpayer funded grant money into the pockets of religious organizations who are fronting these misguided educational programs. Kids are going to have sex, and the more you tell them they shouldn't do it, the more they'll want to do it. You can't stop nature from taking over.
Abstinence-only education does not work. This is because of the fact that without further knowledge about sexually transmitted infections and pregnancies, most people are not deterred enough from sex. People who are aware of the dangers of sex are far more likely to abstain from sex in general for longer.
Abstinence only education does not work because people are tempted to act on their desires. If the young do not know how to be safe, they will have accidents and they might get sick. Although abstinence only laudable goal, it is unrealistic, and we should teach children about the way the world really is.
No, abstinence only education does not work. Studies have shown that the highest number of teen pregnancies occur among students who are taught to only use abstinence. Being denied an education in safe sex and how to avoid pregnancies and STDs is a disservice to the student who is forced to take such "education."
Abstinence-only education is too narrow minded. No matter how much you preach certain tactics, such as abstinence, there will always be a portion of people who choose to still have sex. In order to protect those people, there must be education about preventing pregnancy and disease. We have to open their eyes to the consequences.
Abstinence-only education can be part of an overall balance for sex education classes in high school. Abstinence-only classes would make kids more curious about sex as something "tabboo" and dangerous, so of course students would want to try it. Instead of teaching abstinence as the only means for teenagers to express themselves, instead go through all of the options for hormonal teens who may find it hard to keep their hands off each other.