Monday, July 24, 2006

Water Is Wet, Fire Is Hot

Posted by codemorse


"Sex education may get adolescents to delay sex"

After participating in a two-week sexual education program designed and implemented by an academic medical center, more middle-school students said they would hold off on having sex for the first time, Texas researchers report....

Before the sex education program, 84 percent of students said they would delay having sex until after high school. This figure rose to nearly 87 percent after the program....

Sulak and her colleagues note. "By placing medical emphasis on risk avoidance and primary prevention of disease," they conclude, "encouraging adolescents to delay sexual onset can lead to significant health benefits."

In other news, teaching children how to catch a ball leads to children not getting hit in the face.

Since sex is "sinful," expect people to treat this scientific data the same way they treat evolution - by ignoring or denying it.


At 10:02 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I wonder how expensive it was to get the percentage to rise a whopping 3%?

At 11:18 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

I wonder how expensive it was to pay for STD treatments, doctors, pregnancy costs and abortions for that whopping 3%?

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Sorry not even three percent, just nearly three. 21,945 (84% of 26,125) said they wouldn't in the before survey. 21,334 (86.9% of 24,550) said they wouldn't in the after survey. Is it just bad math skills on my part or does it look like fewer students wouldn't? And isn't it possible that they gave the answer that the authority figure expected? I mean I'm actually pro-sex ed, but the numbers seem at best nominally better.


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