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You know, I knew that abstinence only sex ed was harmful, and I recognized the fact that it doesn't do any good, but here's a new take, one that squicks me all the way out.

"Because we didn’t have accurate information about what was healthy and what wasn’t, I endured some awful situations because I didn’t know the difference. We didn’t talk about respect, boundaries, and sexual communication. So the myth of ‘boys push and girls resist’ informed everything. We never talked about consent because with abstinence curriculum you shouldn’t consent.
--Erin - Abstinence-only program participant from Oregon"

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