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Comment 8 by aquilacane :

Abstinence is the best preventative method of birth control. For the girl in the photo to say "screw abstinence" I find a bit dumb and against the goal of sex education. I know she's trying to be sound bite-ishly cool, but it sucks as a message. "Screw abstinence only education" I can get behind but that's too long for a t-shirt, I guess. Abstinence should be the fist line education message followed by a close condom/pill if you have to message.

'Most effective' doesn't necessarily mean 'best', though. The most effective way to not be in a car crash is to not travel by car but that's not really the best method.

I don't see why abstinence should be the main message but they should try to teach kids that there's nothing wrong or uncool about waiting if they want to.

Thu, 17 May 2012 16:30:14 UTC | #942050