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The Buzz

"The Buzz" Continued...

Issue: "Ghost streets," Feb. 27, 2010

Members of the Obama administration didn't put much weight on the study's results. "No one study determines funding decisions, but the findings from the research paper suggest that this kind of project could be competitive for grants if there's promise that it achieves the goal of teen pregnancy prevention," Nicholas Papas, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, told The Washington Post.

The abstinence class in the study did not teach students that they should save sex for marriage, but rather that abstinence is the best prevention for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

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