Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S

Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S

The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to reduce these rates, the U.S. government has funded abstinence-only sex education programs for more than a decade. However, a public controversy remains over whether this investment has been successful and whether these programs […]

GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real

GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real

WASHINGTON (USA Today) Michigan GOP Rep. Tim Walberg isn’t concerned about the effects of climate change — if it exists — because God will “take care of it.” Walberg was speaking to constituents in Coldwater, Mich., last week when he was asked about climate change. Walberg, who has previously questioned the existence of global warming, […]

Abstinence-Only Education Increases Disease and Pregnancy

Abstinence-Only Education Increases Disease and Pregnancy

The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to reduce these rates, the U.S. government has funded abstinence-only sex education programs for more than a decade. However, a public controversy remains over whether this investment has been successful and whether these programs […]