Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, an advocate for comprehensive sex education. A systematic government review showed that comprehensive sexuality education programs effectively delay the initiation of sexual intercourse while promoting mindful sexual behavior such as condom use.
Archived from the original on 16 May R A former school board member in Eastmont, he said the Legislature should defer to locally elected officials and not mandate comprehensive sex education across all school districts. Journal of Adolescent Health.
Evidence does not support the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education. As compared to abstinence only education, comprehensive sex education tends to be endorsed more often among the curricula in the country. Archived from the original on Although the overall U. As compared to abstinence only education, comprehensive sex education has shown more promise in decreasing the rates of unplanned pregnancies and the contraction of STIs since it acknowledges the reality that many adolescents are sexually active.
Bush administration increased federal funding for abstinence-only programs the only type funded even under the previous Clinton Administrationwhile the Obama administration reversed the emphasis and provided more federal dollars for comprehensive sex education.
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Legislation that would have required all school districts to offer K comprehensive sex education passed the Washington state Senate earlier this year, but failed to make it out of the House of Representatives. The majority in each of these groups is opposed to abstinence-only curriculum and wants a more comprehensive curriculum.