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Tell Secretary Price: Stop Funding Abstinence Education


Study after study shows that abstinence education is ineffective in preventing teen pregnancies. Yet in the 2016 fiscal year, the Department of Health & Human Services awarded over $70 million to fund abstinence education. By comparison, only $40.8 million was awarded to states to increase education and access to contraception.

If we really want to prevent these pregnancies, we need to focus on interventions that work -- contraception including condoms, oral birth control and long-acting reversible contraceptive devices like IUDs.

Using the form on this page, demand that the Department of Health & Human Services stop funding abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

Please take action by Dec. 29, 2017.

Photo of classroom by Melinda Shelton/Flickr.

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