this is sort of a postscript to the last story which mentions the disservice done to young men and women who are taught "abstinence only" in high school. last night CNN did one of their zipper blurbs on a study out of Texas A&M which found that for ALL grades in high school, students who had undergone "abstinence only" education proceded to have more sex afterwards. they did not say how long afterwards. (this was a texas study.)
let's hope that more of these studies come to light so that the schools will see that they need to get back to educating students about their bodies, reproduction, birth control and protection against sexually transmitted disease. for the record, i am all for talking about responsible sex, how to say no until you are ready.
obviously, creating unrealistic goals using disinformation, scare tactics and guilt is not working and worse, causes pain and damage.