Age, not abstinence, may be the bigger problem in sex education
September 12, 2017
Medical Press - While abstaining from sex is the only foolproof way to avoid pregnancy
and sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence-only education programs often fail to
prevent young people from engaging in sexual activity, according to a report in the
September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Part of the problem of sex education programs, however, may be a disconnect between
what students are being taught and what they're really ready to learn, says Elizabeth
Trejos-Castillo, the C.R. Hutcheson Associate Professor of Human Development and Family
Studies in the Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences.
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