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CDC: One-third of sex ed omits birth control

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  • Comprehensive sex education declined from 1995 to 2002, and this report seems to indicate that it hasn't changed since then.
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  • Raising Expectations in the Rockies: Colorado’s Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Industry and the Imperative for Real Sex Ed
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Mike Stobbe, Associated Press, in Google

Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods, according to a new government report released Wednesday (Sep 15).

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Many teens apparently are not absorbing those lessons — other recent data shows that after years of steady decline, the teen birth rate rose from 2005 to 2007. It dipped again in 2008, to about 10 percent of all births.

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The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on face-to-face interviews with nearly 2,800 teenagers in their homes from 2006 through 2008. Female interviewers from the University of Michigan asked the questions for the CDC.

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Raising Expectations in the Rockies: Colorado’s Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Industry and the Imperative for Real Sex Ed, Lisa Olcese and Jen Heitel Yakush, RH Reality Check

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  • There is significant proof that abstinence-only-until-education programs are a waste of money, and a glance at any of the curricula reveals the damaging stereotypes that these programs uphold.
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  • Playing With Teen Sex Statistics: A Lesson in Lies
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