The Morning News has an interesting way of describing what we need to do to get our rates of teen pregnancy under control:
South Carolina spends $3.8 million on teen pregnancy prevention. Much of it has gone to programs focused only on abstinence. Though abstinence is part of the solution, it must be combined with reality-based sex education.
Emphasis mine. Abstinence-only sex ed versus “reality-based” sex ed is a nice way of putting it. It at least admits what our real problem is … abstinence-only sex ed isn’t actually sex ed at all. It wastes resources without getting us much in return.