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Study offers nuanced view of abstinence education

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PHILADELPHIA — Proponents of abstinence-only sex education declared victory earlier this month after a study from the University of Pennsylvania found that a program for Philadelphia sixth- and seventh-graders deterred young teens from having sex. Abstinence Clearinghouse, an advocacy group, proclaimed on its Web site that the study proved “comprehensive sex ed a big flop.”

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