Barack Obama vs Bristol Palin: why the President’s sex education policy wins

  title={Barack Obama vs Bristol Palin: why the President’s sex education policy wins},
  author={Dana A. Weiser and Monica K. Miller},
  journal={Contemporary Justice Review},
  pages={411 - 424}
The federal government has exponentially increased funding for abstinence‐only sex education over the last few decades, a position supported by former vice‐presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol. Unfortunately, empirical research indicates that abstinence‐only education is ineffective and may have negative consequences for adolescents. Despite encouragement of abstinence, adolescents continue to engage in sexual relationships, indicating that a different approach to sex education… 

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  • Maureen RabbitteM. Enriquez
  • Education, Medicine
    The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses
  • 2019
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  • Psychology
  • 2004
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