Yet another coincidence prior to tonight’s meeting…

Posted: February 2, 2010 by datechguy in local stuff, opinion/news
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Planned Parenthood often argues that kids are going to have sex anyways so their services are required. I expect to hear that argument made tonight. I’ll wager they didn’t count on us rednecks in Fitchburg looking at the Washington post.

Headline: Abstinence-only programs might work, study says

What a coincidence, let’s take a look inside:

Only about a third of sixth- and seventh-graders who completed an abstinence-focused program started having sex within the next two years, researchers found. Nearly half of the students who attended other classes, including ones that combined information about abstinence and contraception, became sexually active.

The findings are the first clear evidence that an abstinence program could work. (emphasis mine)

“I think we’ve written off abstinence-only education without looking closely at the nature of the evidence,” said John B. Jemmott III, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who led the federally funded study. “Our study shows this could be one approach that could be used.”

How about that! It will be an interesting article to have tonight. Exit question: If the study was about sex education do you think the post would have used the word “might” in conjunction with the results?

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