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Ensuring comprehensive sexuality education for all young people Print

Advocates for Youth supports Comprehensive Sex Education.  Complete, accurate, and age-appropriate sex education helps young people reduce their risk of unintended pregnancies and STIs, including HIV/AIDS.  Sex education programs that include information about both abstinence and contraception help keep young people safe by delaying sexual activity and increasing contraceptive use when they do have sex.  Most parents believe that young people should receive comprehensive sex education, as do a broad range of professional health organizations including the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association.

States should invest in effective, science-based, comprehensive sexuality education for all young people in public schools.


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