Today’s Washington Post flags a Congressional study on the "facts" used in abstinence-only sex-ed classes. Among the doozies:
- HIV can be spread by tears and sweat;
- abortion leads to sterility as much as 10 percent of the time; and
- touching a person’s genitals can result in pregnancy.
Among the actual factual facts that the abstinence-only folks don’t seem to have room for is that tactics like "virginity pledges" don’t work: "Nonpartisan researchers have been unable to document measurable benefits of the abstinence-only model."