Grow up, America: Kids need real sex education in schools — including proper condom use

Grow up, America: Kids need real sex education in schools — including proper condom use

I wonder if that’s why the Office of Adolescent Health notes that “Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of STD’s each year,” and says that “Today, four in 10 sexually active teen girls have had an STD that can cause infertility and even death.” Relatedly, as has been repeatedly pointed out over the past few years, states with no sex education or abstinence only curriculums have the highest rate of teen pregnancies, while “teenagers who received some type of comprehensive sex education were 60 percent less likely to get pregnant or get someone else pregnant.”

Source: Grow up, America: Kids need real sex education in schools — including proper condom use – Salon.com

We can’t empower adolescents to take responsibility for their own sexual health when you don’t teach them what it means to be sexually healthy in the first place.

Source: salon.com
2015-12-21T11:18:54-07:00