Tag: Abstinence

Abstinence focused program not working in Africa

Last week, a published health study revealed that the money spent pushing abstinence as foremost in reducing HIV/AIDS infections in Africa might have been wasted. The United States has reportedly spent a cumulative $1.4 billion between 2004 and 2013 in some African countries through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.   Started… Read More

The Debate Over Sexual Education

Sexual education reform is a highly debated topic in states across the country. Do you teach children abstinence as the only way to avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Is it our responsibility to inform children and young adults on ways to practice safe sex?   Many believe that teaching students about sex gives them… Read More