“We mainly did it because of our pregnancy rate,” said Whitney Self, lead teacher for health and physical education at the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. “We don’t think abstinence-only is working.”
Texas ranks #3 in teen pregnancies, and is #1 in repeat teen pregnancies (they're #1!!!). And Texas spends more on abstinence-only sex education than any other state.
Dear Texas: it's not working.
Abstinence-only sex education is a huge mother-fucking fail.
Texas officials are looking at something called "abstinence-plus" which attempts to stress abstinence but also teach birth control.
The story is here.
Where is my blood pressure medication?