Skip to content. These categories are broad, and the content, methods, and targeted populations can vary widely between programs within each model. For example, several of the level 0 states as of did not mandate sex education, but required HIV education only e.
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The study also found that youth that participated in the programs were no more likely to engage in unprotected sex than youth who did not participate. Comprehensive sexuality education provides such a way. When sex ed is taught, 37 states require that information on abstinence is provided.
State Laws and Policies, as of May 1, Health Psychol Rev 11 1 The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend this kind of education since it is not that helpful in preventing sexually transmitted infections STIs. Is this comment offensive?
Teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children; C. Comprehensive sex education is more diversely defined. It is comprehensive since it aims to help develop a holistically healthy community. The United States leads the world in teen pregnancy rates and teen birth rates.
These new rules require grantees to replicate one of two abstinence programs—one that follows a sexual risk avoidance model, and one that follows a sexual risk reduction model— in order to receive funding. These policies can also provide information on how existing sex education laws may be interpreted by local school boards.
Acknowledgments We thank C2ER, the Council for Community and Economic Research, for providing additional adjusted median household income data for those states that were not included in their online data set, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.
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