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Why Does Federal Money Flow to Conservative Groups That Terrify Kids About Sexuality?

Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.

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“While teen birth rates have reached historic lows, STD rates among teens are at historic highs, so condom-centered education is certainly not sufficient to deal with even the physical consequences of sexual activity since 2 of the 4 most common STDs are easily transmissible with a condom,” Huber told TAI in an email. “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence education makes sense from a public health perspective and also as an approach that both resonates with teens and protects them from any of the consequences of sexual activity, not the least of which is pregnancy.”

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Sofia Resnick is a reporter for the American Independent News Network .

 
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