Here, succinctly, is what studies have found about abstinence-only sex-ed programs: they suck at stopping teens from having sex. Likely bearing this in mind, noted author, Northwestern University medical school professor and avid tweeter Dr. Alice Dreger decided to sit in on her son’s abstinence-only sex-ed class. And to live tweet what she observed. The results might be called “hilarious” – if by “hilarious” you mean a sad indictment of an absurd “education” philosophy that fails miserably by pretty much every measure.
Dreger’s tweets are below. (You know it’s getting good when, out of nowhere, they drag marijuana into it.)
You should really read the rest of Dreger’s tweets, where she describes basically having a meltdown and a debate with the teacher. This woman is a national treasure. Check out the entire stream of tweets, here.