Emerie. Age: 20.
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Vanessa. Age: 25.
Comprehensive Sex Ed
Teens who receive formal sex education wait longer to have sex, a new study finds — and when they do get around to doing the deed, they're more likely than teens who haven't had sex ed to use contraception. The study couldn't fully tease out the differences between abstinence-only sex education and sex education that also includes discussion of birth control methods, but the researchers wrote that contrary to some critics' beliefs, there is no evidence that sex education encourages teens to have sex sooner or to take more sexual risks. The study, conducted by researchers from the reproductive health research organization The Guttmacher Institute, used data from the to National Survey of Family Growth. In this survey, 4, participants, ages 15 to 24, told researchers whether they had ever had formal instruction in "how to say no to sex" and in "methods of birth control.
Kyndall. Age: 26.
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They do not increase the frequency of sex, nor do they increase the number of sexual partners. In fact, some, but not all, the programs actually delayed sex, decreased the frequency and decreased the number of pregnancies. So it's very encouraging. Four out of 10 girls in the United States get pregnant at least once before age 20, according to the study.
When was the last time you used calculus? Sex education is just as important as calculus, so why can we opt out of one but not the other? Access to comprehensive, medically accurate sex education is a human right.