In some parts of the world it’s a thing to deny people knowledge and protection because of the completely inaccurate idea that if people don’t know anything about sex, they won’t be having it.
Every study and every statistic shows that access to contraception and sex education lowers both teen pregnancy and abortion. The very thing self appointed morality watchers claim to want to prevent.
Not to mention those benefits that are harder to quantify: Young people being more aware of boundaries and consent. As well as them having control over their own bodies and their reproductive choices. Which in the long run make them happier, healthier adults.
It’s a disgrace to advocate for young people being denied information about their own bodies. It’s cruel to deny them that knowledge and then also deny them the tools to protect themselves.