Argument: Comprehensive sex-ed often ignores abstinence as an option
Valerie Huber. "Opposing view: Abstinence works". USA Today. 30 July 2007 - Studies show "comprehensive" programs do little more than promote contraceptive use, spending less than 5% of their course time promoting abstinence. A recent Health and Human Services study found that "comprehensive" programs exaggerate the effectiveness of condoms and encourage a false sense of protection. Further, the study noted that one popular program promoted graphic sexual behavior such as showering together as an acceptable "abstinent" activity.