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Copy of Comprehensive Health Education

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Darja Meksin

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Comprehensive Health Education

Comprehensive Health Education
What's the Solution?
A comprehensive approach to sexual education.

All kids have the right to a well-rounded education.
This includes health education.
Teen girls across Kansas struggle with body image and behavior.
Girls should be given the knowledge to protect themselves from unhealthy relationships.
Keeping kids in the dark hasn't worked in the past. It won't work in the future.
Maybe it's time for a new approach.

Teen Pregnancy in the US
820,000 teens become pregnant each year
That means 34% of teens have at least 1 pregnancy before they turn twenty
79% of pregnant teens are not married

By 30 only 1.5 percent of women who were pregnant as teenagers have a college degree.
80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare.

Teen girls need to know their options.

We're talking about an abstinence first approach.
It's not about condoning teen sex.
It's about letting kids know their options.
Comprehensive health ed covers topics that range from body image to dating violence to STDs.
US Compared to
the World
The US has double the teen pregnancy rate as Canada.
Germany and France have teen pregnancy rates that are a fourth of the rate of the US.
Japan's is 8 times lower.
The Cost of Teen Pregnancy
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