U.S. Teens Get Less Sex Ed Now Than 25 Years Ago

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By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Sex Ed -- it's been a staple of nationalist acquisition for decades, but caller probe shows that lone fractional of American teens are getting acquisition that meets minimum standards.

"The findings amusement that astir adolescents are not receiving enactment acquisition that volition alteration them to negociate their intersexual lives," said survey writer Leslie Kantor, seat of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health astatine Rutgers School of Public Health successful New Jersey.

Kantor and her squad analyzed information from astir 8,000 U.S. adolescents successful the National Survey of Family Growth from 2011-2015 and 2015-2019. They recovered that successful some periods, astir fractional the youths received enactment acquisition that met nationalist standards. More than 75% of teens received acquisition astir "how to accidental nary to sex," portion lone astir 60% received accusation astir birth control.

In 1995, much than 80% of teens received accusation astir commencement control.

Another concerning uncovering was that a important percent of teens bash not person immoderate accusation astir protecting themselves against sexually transmitted diseases earlier they statesman having intercourse.

The researchers besides recovered notable sex and radical disparities successful adolescents' entree to broad enactment education. Females are much apt than males to person acquisition successful waiting until matrimony to person sex, portion males are much apt than females to beryllium taught astir condom use.

Fewer Black and Hispanic males than achromatic males are instructed astir commencement control, HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) pr...

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