Essay on Outline Of The Respective Results

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Abstinence v. Comprehensive
An Analysis of the Respective Results Sex education has always been a controversial topic, especially to which it is taught. The Reagan administration passed the Adolescent Family Life Act for abstinence-only education, based on the presumption that talking about sex in school would promote sexual activities among teenagers. The President quietly passed the two-point act 1981, as the House of Representatives did not vote on it. The government coded the act under Title XX of the Public Service Health Act. The first point was to provide at least two-thirds of funds to support pregnant teenagers, while the second point’s purpose was to use the remaining one-third or less to discourage sexual acts until marriage. Lawrence (2007) asserted that abstinence-only funding caused teenage pregnancy rates to increase. So the government wanted to stop the growing amount all together. Since then, billions of dollars have been spent and more laws have been passed to promote abstinence-only education. Pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. actually continued to rise, despite what was believed that the acts and funding could accomplish (p. 2). Though scientists and accredited researchers expected such results, they continued with research to finalize conclusions with the majority hypothesis that comprehensive sex education would show the greatest improvement among teenage pregnancy. Comprehensive…

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