While we are sympathetic to Ms. Barrica’s experience, and don’t doubt there are some very poor sex education courses, the “abstinence only” education she describes doesn’t do what she claims. There are no serious and reputable programs which fail to acknowledge birth control and same-sex attractions exists.
Ms. Barrica makes absurd charges that abstinence programs are responsible for
- The one in four American women who will become pregnant by the time they turn 20.
- The one quarter of all new cases of sexually transmitted infections which occur in teenagers
- That 41% of American women have described their first sexual experience as wanted.