Sunday, June 19, 2005

Abstinence Education Really Does Work

Rush is fond of saying that 'Abstinence education works everywhere it is tried'. The Washington Times had an article dated June 18 showing that in the case of a program called Best Friends, Rush was Right. According to a study in the journal Adolescent & Family Health kids from the Best Friends program were:

• Six-and-a-half times more likely to remain sexually abstinent.
• Nearly twice as likely to abstain from drinking alcohol.
• Eight times more likely to abstain from drug use.
• More than twice as likely to refrain from smoking.

Here's the Washington Times story, which includes the opposition of Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) to such programs.

(Hat tip: Carol Platt Liebau)

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