Abstinence education in FL leads teens to think smoking pot will prevent pregnancy.

The state of Florida has a strict policy of abstinence-only sex education. A recent survey, however, shows that this program may be failing, leading teens to believe dangerous myths about pregnancy and and sexually-transmitted diseases:

A recent survey that found some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy has prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state.

The survey showed that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant.

On Tuesday, a bill that would “require a more comprehensive approach” to sex education narrowly won approval from a state Senate committee.


(HT: Feministing)