I don't want any risk here. But what kind of sex ed? The current debate assumes that teen sex is a national problem and that it is the responsibility of the federal government to address it by providing taxpayer funding for sexual education. There are also opportunities for self-expression through music, art and athletics, which are activities they can pursue for a lifetime -- and activities that are known to delay sex. Brenda Wilson Under the Obama administration, the U. But the abstinence policy is under relentless attack by progressive sex education advocacy groups. The program also offers comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care that includes reproductive health care. Ninety-five percent of Americans have sex before marriage and, on average, adolescents in the United States have sex for the first time at about age 17 but do not marry or begin having children until their mid- to late 20s. Abstinence education in public schools has received direct federal funding for only 13 years and while the amounts have increased substantially during the Bush presidency, they still badly trail funding for comprehensive sex ed. They argue that comprehensive sex ed has failed teens. Such programs have also been found to reinforce gender stereotypes and exclude or stigmatize individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. You do not make responsible decisions in the dark Sexuality educator Michael Carrera Carrera's sexuality education classes are intended to be age-appropriate. Besides the intense media exposure given to celebrity teen mothers like Bristol Palin and Jamie Lynn Spears sister of Britney , Americans are increasingly aware that teen pregnancy is once again on the rise. As a matter of basic biology, abstinence works, when practiced. The videos also encourage viewers to become advocates for policy change in their communities. The girls huddle and debate for a few seconds before answering, "Females! Comprehensive sex education has not noticeably curbed the rise in teen pregnancy, teen abortions, teen births, and sexually transmitted diseases during the last 50 years.