Sexual Risk Avoidance (Abstinence) Education

The American College of Pediatricians strongly endorses Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA, formerly referred to as ‘abstinence’) education and recommends its adoption by all school systems in lieu of “comprehensive sex education.” This position is based on “the public health principle of primary prevention – risk avoidance in lieu of risk reduction, upholding the human right to the highest attainable standard of health.”1

Abstinence Education in Context

Letter to Parkway School Board, St. Louis, Missouri

A Closer Look at the Evidence

Abstinence (SRA) Education – a statement by the American College of Pediatricians

Teens Say Sex Ed Pressures Them to Have Sex FINAL (1)

A summary of research surrounding Oxytocin

Facts on Condom Effectiveness

Correcting Misinformation in the Sex Ed Debate

Facts vs Myths

Sex Education Politics and the War on Young Women

Sexual Risk Avoidance Abstinence Education is a win/win for taxpayers and teens

A History of Sex Education: sex education as bullying

Sexual Risk Avoidance & Gay Teens

 

 

References

1 Freedman, L.P. “Censorship and Manipulation of Reproductive Health Information.” Coliver, S, ed. “The Right to Know: Human Right Access to Reproductive Health Information.” Philadelphia, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995: 1-37. qtd. in Hendricks, Kate et.al. “The Attack on Abstinence Education: Fact or Fallacy?” Medical Institute for Sexual Health, 2006.