Teaching teenagers to be responsible about sex by giving them contraceptives is like teaching Rosie O'Donnell about dieting by giving her a gift certificate to Krispy Kreme.
Abstinence is the only thing that's 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancies and venereal disease -- but like any form of birth control, it only works when it's used. I have a significant problem with people who think it's wrong to teach kids to stay chaste.
For the hard of thinking let me explain it, the first layer of education and influence is abstinence hence the teaching to children of the dangerous and unwanted consequences of sex. Unlike your approach which is just "DON'T DO IT". So, in a realistic approach favored by those who use rationality as a guide abstinence until adulthood is the ultimate goal.
Now here's where we cross paths expat, because as Sara Palin's daughter is a shining example of even with all of your 'Don't DO IT' wisdom they often succumb to biology and temptation and well just go ahead and do it anyway. And, like any good insurance policy had they known a condom was available to them well they may have just avoided getting pregnant and all the problems that come with that when your just a kid.
EDUCATION is never a bad thing expat unless your some backwards @$$ Taliban who is afraid of knowledge.
Here it is again for the hard of thinking:
1. Encourge em to wait till marriage or adulthood.
2. Teach of the dangerous and unwanted consequences of not waiting till then.
3. If this doesn't work in dissuading them offer them access to BC to avoid and avert unwanted pregnancies and STD's.
I will have to dig it up but I think recent studies have show teen pregnancies are high in ultra religious communities that promote abstinence only dogma.
You said abstinence is the only thing that is 100% effective so what is it in Palin's case, did she encourage her daughter to get pregnant at 17 or was her message of abstinence only not 100% effective?