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Why Comprehensive Sex Educations Should be Mandated

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Emily Darnell

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Why Comprehensive Sex Educations Should be Mandated

from the Guttmacher Institute
Misinformation
Religion
So Why Isn't Comprehensive Sex Education Mandated?
What are we
talking about?
So?
Why Comprehensive Sex Education Should be Mandated
Abstinence-only
Sex Education
Teen Pregnancy Rates
United States: 68 per 1000 teen girls
"There is no evidence to date that abstinence-only-until-marriage education delays teen sexual activity. Moreover, research shows that abstinence-only strategies may deter contraceptive use among sexually active teens, increasing their risk of unintended pregnancy and STIs."
By: Emily Darnell
Comprehensive
Sex Education
Statistics
Canada: 27.9 per 1000 teen girls
Sweden: 31.4 per 1000 teen girls
(2008)
No Contraception Instruction Before Sex
46% males
33% females
States
37 require abstinence
18 require contraception
13 require medical accuracy
- Guttmacher Institute
"Teaching students how to reduce the inherent risks of sexual activity by emphasizing contraceptive usage is inconsistent with the health message of other high risk behaviors, which says: abstain from drug use, cigarette use, gun use and drunk driving."
- Focus on the Family
3 Least Religious States
3 Most Religious States
New Hampshire
Vermont Massachusetts
Texas
Mississippi
New Mexico
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