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Poverty Reduction Through Sex Education

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

In 2009, 41% of all babies born in the United States were born to unwed mothers[i]  - more than a million and a half newborns without married parents.[ii]

This does not bode well, because the kids of unmarried mothers are likely to attend school for fewer years, have sex at younger ages, and not surprisingly have children out of wedlock themselves. They will have lower lifetime income, more divorces, and more likely to be on welfare as adults.[iii] 

The more unwed mothers we have now, the more we are going to have. The problem gets worse as the age of the unwed mother drops. The newborn of a teen has a child for a mother .

An unmarried, first time t…

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Sex Education Program Reduces Teen Pregnancy Rate 75%, Raises High School Graduation Rates!

Sex Education Program Reduces Teen Pregnancy Rate 75%,

Raises High School Graduation Rates!

By Jonathon Kennedy

This program was set up specifically for girls whose sisters had a baby before the age of 18, which statistically puts them at risk for teen pregnancy themselves. The pregnancy prevention program, based at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, pays 12 to 18 year old girls one dollar for every day they are not pregnant. 

Program participants are given three goals: avoid pregnancy, graduate high school, and enroll in college. Upon completing all three of the goals, the money is deposited into a college savings account. The girls also receive $5 per week for transportation to the program's classes in sexual health an…

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The course Sociology of Human Sexuality taught by Professors John and Janice Baldwin is one of the longest running and most popular courses at the college.  The course has a website of supporting materials  found at www.SexInfoOnLine.Com.

The course, its faculty, and supporting materials have been the subject of media attention.  For a recent sample of that see Sex as a Matter of Course in the Los Angeles Times August 1 2009 located at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-sexclass1-2009aug01,0,1937150.story?track=ntothtml

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