Received Dec 17; Accepted Feb This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The World Health Organization also reported that a third of all new HIV infections around the world are estimated to occur among youths aged 15— The present article aims to provide a comprehensive literature review of the existing sexuality programs in selected places in both English-speaking i. Based on the review, observations and implications for sexuality education policy and practice, as well as recommendations for future research for youths are outlined. Keywords: sex education, adolescents, sexual health, sex and relationship education, sexual wellbeing 1.
Sex education is now the law, but conservative school leaders aren’t happy about it
Forget Abstinence Only: Let's End Government Sex Ed Completely | The American Conservative
In March, hundreds of parents and other residents from communities throughout the state traveled to Sacramento to voice their objections to the framework during a public hearing held by the Instructional Quality Commission, which is an advisory body to the state board. The commission approved the framework document and now it is slated for final approval by the state board at its meeting Wednesday. But with the framework up for adoption, the opposition has ratcheted up its intensity in recent months until LGBTQ advocates have feared for their safety in some of the forums where the issue has been debated. The framework is not mandatory and is intended to be a resource for teachers and provide guidance for schools as they adapt their curriculums. Frameworks are written and approved by the state board for all subjects — from math and science to history and language arts.
So now the Trump administration has released new rules for how teen pregnancy prevention efforts will be funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. To those who are skeptical of government intervention, this comes as no surprise. But something positive is happening without state intrusion: teen pregnancy is decreasing and abstinence from sex is increasing —by nearly five percentage points for high school students between and It could be culture or teens who are increasingly plugged into social media. Or it could be the influence of the family.
Perhaps paradoxically, states with a majority conservative population and higher degree of religiosity tend to have higher teen birthrates. The findings suggest that the social structure of the state, such as the degree of conservatism, can undermine the effect of the sex curricula. The researchers, from Washington University in St. Louis WUSL , do not recommend abstinence-based education, but rather crafting sex education curricula that take into account the influences of a state's sociopolitical composition.