April 27, 2015

Two new bills bolster abstinence education

Two bills passed by Congress this month give teens greater access to Sexual Risk Avoidance abstinence education.

The first bill not only restored funding for the Title V grant program but also increased funding for abstinence education. The second bill passed is the Healthy Relationships Act of 2015, calling for medically accurate, evidence-based abstinence education.

Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association tells OneNewsNow the passage of these bills is great news.  “This is a huge victory,” she says. “And, in fact, it’s the first time that we have seen an increase in this program since it was started in 1996.”

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