Argument: Abstinence-only is too expensive for so few results

Issue Report: Abstinence-only vs. comprehensive sex education


“End ineffective abstinence education”. Star Tribune. 21 Apr. 2007 – For nearly a decade, Congress has spent upwards of $50 million each year to spur abstinence-focused sex education for teens; Minnesota, in turn, has spend several million dollars of state matching funds on ENABL, its version of the program. This year it’s time to stop the experiment at both levels of government.

McKay Stangler. “Editorial: Abstinence failing as sex education tool”. The Daily Kansan. 20 Apr. 2007 – Abstinence-only programs may someday be suitable in American education, but for now they have proven too costly and too unfeasible.