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Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Ohio has spent $455,000 in taxpayer money to teach abstinence-until-marriage-only sex ed to students in middle school and high school. Dr. Scott Frank, a leading public health researcher at Case Western Reserve University decided to check out exactly what the kids were learning. Here’s the sex-ed information a half-million dollars bought for Ohio teens:

HIV can be transmitted through “tears and open-mouth kissing.”
Contraceptives are to blame for mental health problems in teens.
Taking the pill will increase a girl’s future chances of infertility.
Students should just “follow God’s plan for purity.”


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