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Michael Craig Miller

Sex, abstinence, and the adolescent brain

By Michael Craig Miller
May 11, 2007

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GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK has proposed ending abstinence-only sex education in Massachusetts. It's smart policy. There is no evidence that abstinence-only programs work. A recent national study published in April showed that children who received abstinence-only instruction were as likely to have sex as students who didn't. Furthermore, access to accurate health information is a basic human right, even for adolescents. ... (Full article: 601 words)

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