The Influence of Sex Education on Adolescent Health: Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Programs

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dc.contributor.author Blackburn, Tara
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-02T19:59:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-02T19:59:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-02T19:59:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/744
dc.description.abstract Abstinence-only education is a program that teaches adolescents to abstain from sexual activity until marriage, and restricts information about the use of condoms and contraceptive measures to only failure rates. Alternatively, comprehensive sex education informs youth that abstaining from sexual activity is the best preventative strategy, but still provides information on pregnancy, STD’s, and the use of condoms and other contraceptive measures to promote safe sex practices (Masters, Beadnell, Morrison, Hoppe, & Gillmore, 2008). The purpose of this paper is to discuss these two diverse stances on sex education and identify the benefits that comprehensive sex education can have on the sexual activity and health of young adolescents. It is important to better understand the effects that differing types of sex education can have on adolescent health in order to improve primary prevention measures and teaching strategies and prevent harmful sexual consequences. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title The Influence of Sex Education on Adolescent Health: Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Programs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.cinahl Sexual Abstinence -- Evaluation en_us
dc.subject.cinahl Sex Education en_us

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