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HelloKitty
26-01-2005, 16:05:22
Just... wow.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/01/26/safrica.condoms.reut/index.html

Funkodrom
26-01-2005, 16:09:44
They should talk to the guys in Spain.

http://www.cathnews.com/news/501/101.php

Darkstar
27-01-2005, 01:19:09
Depends on whose condoms they are using. If they are the 15% failure rate that Planned Parenthood hand out, then condom use isn't very effective.

Sex education and condom education/availability has been proven to increase promisicuity. Every US study has shown that. Whether sex ed and making condoms available actually increase the amount of protected sex isn't clear for the studies. Inconsistant results so far, but that could just be how they stack the numers to support their slant.

protein
27-01-2005, 01:28:06
The answer is of course to only have sex when you are married, to not really enjoy it and feel guilty about it and to pray to Jesus our lord and saviour in heaven to protect us against HIV.

Praying to his royal invisible highness is the only thing that can protect us against viral infection. Rubber is obviously satan's work. It has to be because some old Polish guy says so and he's Jesus' bestest buddy.

Nurses, doctors and scientists all use rubber gloves instead of the power of prayer and eveyone knows they are evil satanists.

HelloKitty
27-01-2005, 05:00:41
Originally posted by Darkstar


Sex education and condom education/availability has been proven to increase promisicuity. Every US study has shown that. Whether sex ed and making condoms available actually increase the amount of protected sex isn't clear for the studies. Inconsistant results so far, but that could just be how they stack the numers to support their slant.

Hmm, where are all these studies that you are refgering to that provide evidence contrary to independent studies?

There is ample evidence, however, that programs that include information about both abstinence and contraception reduce sexual risk-taking and pregnancy among teens. Many of these programs have been shown to “delay the onset of sex, reduce the frequency of sex, reduce the number of sexual partners among teens, or increase the use of condoms and other forms of contraception” among sexually active teens.(11) In addition, contrary to claims by proponents of abstinence-only education, sex education curricula that discuss contraception—by presenting accurate information about contraceptive options, effectiveness, and use—do not increase sexual activity.(12) Overall, comprehensive sex education programs have been shown to decrease substantially the risk of STIs and pregnancy among young people.


10. Peter S. Bearman & Hannah Bruckner, Columbia Univ. Inst. for Social & Econ. Theory & Research, Promising the Future: Virginity Pledges as they Affect Transition to First Intercourse 35 (2000).

11. Douglas Kirby, The Nat’l Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, Summary 16 (2001).


From the ACLU site, there are about 10 pages more about the same thing.

Funkodrom
27-01-2005, 09:43:17
Yeah. Absolutely. I've not actually heard of a genuine scientific study that showed what Darkstar claimed. I've seen some religious scaremongering though.