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08.18.2021
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Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs are Not Sex Education

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Abstinence-only programs have recently been rebranded as ‘sexual risk avoidance’ (SRA) programs. Regardless of their name, these programs continue to educate young people only about abstinence, use fear and shame to control young people’s behavior, often include medically inaccurate information, perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes, and stigmatize LGBQ+ youth.

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