>> I doubt this. California, which pushes, promotes, and provides contraceptives to singles all over the state via student health and counseling staff, county health offices, subsidies to Planned Parenthood and other providers, and a constant drumbeat in the schools, has skyrocketing STD rates.
So what “outcomes” do you want to document for us?<<
The STD rise correlate with the decreased emphasis on education and birth control under the current administration.
Teens have sex. Its later these days than it was for most of the last 10,000 years. Unless we them to have maximum consequences, like STDs, pregnancy and (as long it remains legal) lots of abortions they need cheap or free birth control, barriers and education that focuses on safety.
I doubt this, too.
It's certainly not true in California, where 96 percent of the school districts provide "comprehensive" sexual health education (promoting and providing free access to contraception and abortion), and all California schools have been required to teach HIV/AIDS prevention education since 1992.
California law prohibits 'abstinence-only' education in the public schools. In addition, California may be the only state in the country that has refused to accept millions of federal dollars for abstinence education.
California is the state that reports 1.1 million new cases of STI's: in the 15-24 age group, diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV and HIV now infect almost one out of every four young Californians.
"Teens have sex."
Some do, some don't. Age of sexual debut goes down, and frequency of intercourse and numbers of partners tend to go up with the availability of contraceptives, till you get figures like those found in the ultimate sexual wonderland of California.
The use of condoms is linked to increased rates of both pregnancy and abortion, due to the slip-rip-and-drip, wear-and-tear factors, plus the fact that adolescents are the very worst demographic group in terms of reliably using a condom EVERY TIME.
So when the pregnancy rate goes up,the omnicompetent government pubic authorities tend to opt for hormonal contraception instead (pills, implants, injectables, patches, NuvaRing and the rest) which enhances the infection rate due to chemical changes in the female endometrium.
So there ya go. (a) Condoms = more pregnancies. (b) Hormonal contraception = more STI's. Then there's (c) Promiscuity = more depression and suicide attempts, especially (again) in females.
But I guess that's a price some adults are willing to pay. Especially if they're in some way in a position to benefit from the status sexualis quo: "Teens have sex."