Sexual health initiative fails to change the behaviour of young people. An evaluation of a £5 million government-funded project to improve the sexual health of young people has concluded that it had a ‘limited beneficial impact’…

“No Sex Please, We’re Teenagers” – Abstinence Education is being rebranded and a new breed of chastity-practising young adults is being born. Sue Relf explains the work and ethos of Challenge Team UK – from SecEd; January 2007

Abstinence under fire – It will take more than condoms to reverse the tide of sexually transmitted infections engulfing Britain’s young people. By Dr Trevor Stammers

The evidence not withstanding – A critical analysis of current sexual health strategies. Written by Julia Manning

Abstinence Education: Assessing the Evidence. by Christine C. Kim and Robert Rector. Published by The Heritage Foundation.

Teen Pregnancy And The Case for Abstinence. by Fletcher Doyle, taken from

Recommended reading:

The Meaning of Marriage, by Timothy Keller.

Hooked: new science on how casual sex is affecting our children, by Joe S McIlhaney Jr and Freda McKissic Bush.

You’re teaching my child what? A physician exposes the lies of sex education by Dr Miriam Grossman

“Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial”
by M Henderson, D Wight, GM Raab, C Abraham, A Parks, S Scott and G Hart – BMJ published 21 November 2006

Random behaviour or rational choice? Family planning, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
By David Paton – Sex Education Vol 6, No 3, August 2006, pp 281-308

Comprehensive Sex Education versus Authentic Abstinence: a study of competing curricula
by Shannon Martin, Robert Rector and Melissa G Pardue – Aug 10, 2004
A study based in the USA

HIV & AIDS in Schools: The Political Economy of Pressure Groups
by Barnie Craven, Pauline Dixon, Gordon Stewart and James Tooley.- Institute of Economic Affairs

“The Sex-change Society”
by Melanie Phillips – The Social Market Foundation

Deconstructing the Dutch Utopia: Sex Education and Teenage Pregnancy in the Netherlands
Available from the Family Education Trust.