Five years of abstinence-only-until-marriage education

assessing the impact : Title V state evaluations by Debra Hauser

Publisher: Advocates for Youth in Washington, DC

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Edition Notes

Statementby Debra Hauser.
ContributionsAdvocates for Youth (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsHQ57.5.A3 H38 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3439391M
LC Control Number2005298720

  Sex education focused on an abstinence-only approach fails in a number of ways. First, it’s increasingly impractical. Trying to persuade people to remain abstinent until they are married is only.   A longtime controversial topic on Capitol Hill, the debate over the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education, has resurfaced. In the budget, signed by Author: Jason Koebler. Hauser D. Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact [Title V State Evaluations] Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States, Institute of Medicine. No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, SIECUS.   Recipients of Title V FundingManaging Pressures before Marriage, Media Madness, Relationship Smarts Plus, and Bridging the Great Following The Money To Abstinence-Focused Education. For decades, Congress has provided federal funding for abstinence-only education in public , Section of the Welfare Reform Act, also .

This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with. Fearing being marked a Jezebel, Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to, and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin, terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out-of-wedlock pregnancy/5(). Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Gender (5TH 11 - Old Edition) by Jacquelyn White available in Trade Paperback on , also read synopsis and reviews. An Instructors Resource Guide (available online only) accompanies the book. For each issue, the Author: Jacquelyn White. End Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Public Education Programs WHEREAS the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Policy on Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception states the AAFP “ is concerned about the sexual health of adolescents in the United States, particularly in regard to the high incidence of teenage.   Considerable scientific evidence has accumulated on the lack of efficacy of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs since the authors published a review in the Journal of .

Of those, 35 percent require abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. That compares to roughly 25 percent six years ago. "It's very discouraging," said Evelyn Shalom, a health educator who teaches a comprehensive sex education course at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 1 For the purposes of this Article, “abstinence-only education” is used synonymously with “abstinence-only-until-marriage education.” Similarly, this Article includes “abstinence-plus,” a curriculum that emphasizes abstinence but also includes broader sex information, in its Cited by: According to the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), over $2 billion in federal funding has been allocated for abstinence-only programs in the United States since 12 Much of this funding came through the Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program, which is still in place today. This program Released on: J “Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact” An Advocates for Youth report that looks at the period from “Abortion and Birth Control”.

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Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact By Debra Hauser, MPH, Vice President, Advocates for Youth Introduction Sincerates of teenage pregnancy and birth have declined significantly in the United States.

These are welcome trends. Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Advocates focuses its work on young people ages in the U.S. and around the globe. Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States. State Profiles: A Portrait of Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in the States.

Fiscal Year edition. New York, NY: SIECUS; Social Security Act. Pub L Section (b).Title by: 1. Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs fact sheet. ← Return to text. Hauser, D. Advocates for Youth. Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact.

← Return to text. Abstinence Education. January ; DOI: /_ In book: Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp) Patricia Goodson. A new review of U.S. sexuality education policies and programs reaffirms the harms of abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM) programs and the importance of investing in comprehensive sexuality education.

Thirteen leading experts in adolescent sexuality research and policy, including Guttmacher Institute researcher Laura Lindberg, review the scientific evidence accumulated over.

Abstinence-only sex education is a form of sex education that teaches not having sex outside of marriage. It often excludes other types of sexual and reproductive health education, such as birth control and safe sex.

Comprehensive sex education, by contrast, covers the use of birth control and sexual abstinence. Evidence does not support the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education.

The only program currently funded is the Title V AOUM program which will receive $ million over the course of five years ( fiscal years). To date, there are several non-profit organizations still claiming that abstinence-only is effective, despite wide-spread agreement among the medical and scientific communities labeling them as.

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Are Ineffective and Harmful to Young People, Expert Review Confirms Research Article Changes in adolescents' receipt of sex education, – Abstinence-only-until-marriage approaches have set back sex education, family planning, and HIV-prevention efforts.

Between andthe percentage of schools in the U.S. that require students to learn about human sexuality fell from 67 percent to 48 percent, and requirements for HIV prevention declined from 64 percent to 41 percent.

Hauser D. Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact. [Title V State Evaluations] Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, Hauser is Abstinence-Only Programs:Disseminating Inaccurate and Biased Information.

Washington, DC:. A Brief Look at How Over $ Billion in Federal Funds Have Been Spent on 26 Years of Censorship in Schools. Congress passed the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA), Title XX of the Public Health Service Act, also known as “the chastity law.”The program was designed to encourage adolescents to postpone sexual activity until marriage, emphasizing “chastity” and “self-discipline.

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Despite evidence that it is ineffective, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs have been implemented in schools and funded by the government for the past twenty years.

1 While abstinence is part of an appropriate approach to sexuality. SIECUS and TFNEF are calling for an overhaul of the state’s sex ed standards for the first time since the s.

Read the Report. On Our Side: Public Support for Sex Education. All evidence shows people in the U.S. overwhelmingly support sex education in schools. Community Action Toolkit. Take a stand for sex education in your community today. Abstinence-only education doesn’t work. Congress added new funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage the median age at first marriage in the United States is — almost nine years Author: John Santelli.

Essay on Abstinence vs. Comprehensive Sex Education Words | 6 Pages. was put to use in “ sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches” according to the article “Sex education” () published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues.

And with an average of roughly ten years between when men and women first have sex and first get married, perpetuating the idea of abstinence until marriage is a futile : Maggie Mallon. Abstinence-only-until-marriage "sex education" came to a brief halt inbut was reinstated in recent years, with funding for these programs increasing threefold from to And now, abstinence-only-until-marriage advocates have rebranded their programs as “sexual risk avoidance” (SRA) programs, and have secured a new stream of.

George W. Bush administration. Sinceabstinence-only-until-marriage education received more than $ billion in federal taxpayer funding. Fortunately, in recent years, there has been a move toward more effective approaches to sex education.

Inthe U.S. Congress created two funding streams (the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program andFile Size: KB. “Abstinence education” (also known as abstinence-only, abstinence-plus, or abstinence-only-until-marriage education) has, in recent years, become a specialized label, a technical term employed by educators, politicians, youth advocates, and public health workers in the USA.

The label identifies a particular moral and educational agenda shaping what has been taught about human. Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and policies in the United States are ineffective as they do not delay sexual initiation or reduce sexual risk behaviors, two scientific review papers show.

Nevertheless, in recent years, federal lawmakers have steadily increased federal funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs to more than $ million annually. In contrast, no federal funds are dedicated to supporting comprehensive sexual education programs that teach both abstinence and contraceptive use.

Or I’ll look at one or two of the studies when I don’t have any other ideas for posts. At the moment, I’ll give you the link so that you can read it, if you are interested.

It is Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact. This study was put out by Advocates of Youth, and it has links to several state.

No: Debra Hauser, from Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact () Can Women's Sexuality Be Free from Traditional Gender Constraints. Yes: Elizabeth Sheff, from "Polyamorous Women, Sexual Subjectivity and Power," Journal of Contemporary Ethnography () Price: $   NO: Debra Hauser, from Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact (Advocates for Youth, ) Robert Rector, who is a research fellow for the Heritage Foundation, and Melissa Pardue and Shannan Martin, policy analysts for the Heritage Foundation, argue that comprehensive sex education approaches are misleading Price: $ This article reviews key issues related to understanding and evaluating abstinence-only (AOE) or abstinence-until-marriage policies.

We use the term AOE programs and policies to describe those that adhere to federal requirements ().We begin with background information on definitions of abstinence, initiation of sexual intercourse and marriage, physical and psychological health outcomes from Cited by: Debra Hauser, “Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact,” Advocates for Youth () Google Scholar Douglas Kirby, “The Impact of Abstinence and Comprehensive Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs on Adolescent Sexual Behavior,” Sexuality Research & Social Policy S, no.

3 (): 18–27 CrossRef Google Author: Susan D. Rose. Abstinence-based sex education also teaches that having children out of wedlock is likely to have negative repercussions for the children, their parents and society.

Programs on sex abstinence provide advice on how to rebuff sexual advances and they teach that alcohol and drugs make young adults vulnerable to sexual advances. An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a.

Maybe it was part of your sex education curriculum in high school, or maybe you didn’t get any information about birth control whatsoever. After all, studies show that fewer adolescents are learning about methods of birth control from medically accurate sex ed sources, and more are being taught abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM).

Inthe federal government spent $ million dollars on abstinence education. Today, there are no federally backed comprehensive sex-education programs in Author: Mars Marson.While the median age at first intercourse for women is currently years, the median age at first marriage is years (a gap of years); for men, the gap between the median age at first sex ( years) and first marriage ( years) is years.

Only a small percentage of young people wait until marriage to have their first Cited by:   A pair of new scientific reviews conclude that abstinence-only-until-marriage programs (AOUMs) not only fail to protect kids, but also violate their human rights.

Published online yesterday in Author: Janet Burns.