And the debate over abstinence education continues

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John Jemmott
John Jemmott

Elizabeth Schroeder
Elizabeth Schroeder
Hour 1

In an article published last week in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Penn professor John Jemmott reported that teaching abstinence education to inner city youths can delay the start of sexual activity. The study re-ignited the debate over abstinence education giving fuel to both proponents and opponents of such programs. Today, on Radio Times we get perspectives on the study and what it means for the field of sex education from its author University of Pennsylvania professor JOHN JEMMOTT and ELIZABETH SHROEDER, director of Answer a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education housed at Rutgers University.
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