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Where does Planned Parenthood stand on abstinence education?

Planned Parenthood opposes all abstinence education programs. In spite of the growing evidence that such programs are highly effective, Planned Parenthood actively opposes any program endorsing the message that sex should be reserved exclusively for marriage.

They insist that such issues as premarital sex, contraception, masturbation, homosexuality, and abortion must be presented as personal choices without any inherent moral character.

Sources:

Rector, Robert E. “The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity Among Youth.” The Heritage Foundation. http://www.heritage.org/Research/Abstinence/BG1533.cfm.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Abstinence-Only Programs.” http://www.plannedparenthood.org/resources/research-papers/abstinence-6236.htm.

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