April – March 2009: Abstinence

Harvard AIDS Expert Says Condom Distribution is Making AIDS Worse   South African Legislator: Condoms Ineffective Editorial: The Myth of Contraceptive Compromise Risque Images and the Male Brain US Study: Listening To Music With Degrading Sexual Lyrics Linked to Early Sexual Experiences Majority of Teens Cite Their Parents as Role Models Congressional Budget Bill Cuts Abstinence Education Funding, Increases Safe Sex "Family Planning"… Harvard AIDS Expert Says Condom Distribution is Making AIDS Worse Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, has said that the evidence confirms that… condom distribution exacerbates the problem of AIDS. "There is," Green added, "a consistent association shown by our best studies, including the U.S.-funded 'Demographic Health Surveys,' between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates. This may be due in part to a phenomenon known as risk compensation, meaning that when one uses a risk-reduction 'technology' such as condoms, one often loses the benefit (reduction in risk) by 'compensating' or taking greater chances than one would take without the risk-reduction technology." [ALL Pro-Life Today | 20 March 2009; http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09031906.html Life Site News; National Review Online,3/09] South African Legislator: Condoms Ineffective Jack Bloom, a representative from Gauteng province, offers more data showing the ineffectiveness of condom distribution in his country. Although about a Billion condoms have been given out there since 2000, AIDS infection rates have risen among pregnant women from 29.4% in 2000 to 30.3 in 2007. Bloom agrees… that dehumanizing the sexual act by concentrating on condom use will never reduce the lifestyle choices that result...