Research or propaganda?
Without a control group surely this research is virtually meaningless?
Even a comparison with rates of intercourse before and after comprehensive sex education in another state would give some comparison to get these figures into a meaningful perspective? If no comparison group could be found in the whole of Texas, surely this is a major methodological flaw in this whole study?
Has it been published in a peer-reviewed journal and if not,why has the very interesting (but also "in-house") material on US abstinence education on http://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/wm615.cfm, which offers a cogent critique of the study, not been featured in this news item also?
Competing interests: Trustee of Family Education Trust www.famyouth.org.uk
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