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CDC: Sex-ed programs on the decline, 46 percent of US high schoolers sexually active?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/06 14:59:27

Only 39 percent of Alaskan public high schools provide students with information about condom use, which might explain why Levi Johnston’s latest girlfriend is unexpectedly pregnant.

In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention crunched numbers from 2008 to 2010 on the percentage of public middle and high schools in 45 states that require comprehensive sex-education programs for students.

The resulting report showed that 46 percent of American high school students are sexually active. But fewer American adolescents are learning about ways to avoid pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted diseases than in previous years.

Eleven states reported teaching less about eleven sex-education topics in middle schools. For the eight high school topics, the percentages didn’t budge much from the CDC’s previous report two years ago.

The CDC recommends comprehensive sex education programs that minimize the risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases that go hand-in-hand with sexual activity.

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  • Andy 2012/04/06 15:16:32
    Andy
    the hope must be that parents will do the Parental Thing...and teach their kids the do's and don'ts of Sex Ed... but, most never have or ever will!!
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/06 15:06:28
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    Why not just have the whole day devoted to sex education ~ that should take their mind off it... Right?

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