Focus on the Family

Talking Points (Abstinence Ed)

by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

1M. Pardue, "More Evidence of the Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs," The Heritage Foundation (2005). See http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2005/05/More-Evidence-of-the-Effectiveness-of-Abstinence-Education-Programs
2Ibid.
3"The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs," Prepared for Rep. Henry A. Waxman, United States House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform - Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division, December 2004.
4National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "Teen Birth Rates in the United States, 1940-2006." http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/national-data/pdf/birthrates_Dec2007.pdf (August 21, 2008).
5S. Martin, R. Rector, M. Pardue, "Comprehensive Sex Education vs. Authentic Abstinence: A Study of Competing Curricula," The Heritage Foundation (2004). See http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2004/08/Comprehensive-Sex-Education-vs-Authentic-Abstinence-A-Study-of-Competing-Curricula
6Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States, 2005, CDC, Vol. 55, No. SS-5, June 9, 2006. See http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/SS/SS5505.pdf
7Kost, et al., "Estimates of Contraceptive Failure From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth," Contraception, Jan. 2008, 77(1): 10-21.
8Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Genital HPV Infection – CDC Fact Sheet." http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm#prevent (August 21, 2008).
9Warner et. al., "Condom Use and Risk of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: A Systematic Review of Design and Measurement Factors Assessed in Epidemiologic Studies," Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Jan. 2006, (33)1: 36-51.