For Title V Funding (5/02)

For Title V funding are: “Abstinence Education” – an educational or motivational program which – “(A) has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity; “(B) teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school age children; “(C) teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems; “(D) teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity; “(E) teaches that sexual activity outside of the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects; “(F) teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society; “(G) teaches young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increases vulnerability to sexual advances; and “(H) teaches the importance of attaining self- sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.” [AbstinenceE-mail Update Special Edition 24May...