MSP Quote of the Day

"This abstinence-only program is just not getting the job done," said Cecile Richards of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "This is a ideologically based program that doesn’t have any support in science."

- from this Washington Post article, written by Rob Stein, about the increasing number of states (now up to 14) who have rejected federal money for abstinence-only sex education programs

To learn more about the issues around abstinence-only sex education programs which are often not based on scientific evidence about human sexuality, contraception and sexually transmissible infections, browse through the web sites of Advocates for Youth and SIECUS.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at