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Educators Follow Challenges to Maryland, Virginia Sexual Education Curriculum
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC survey indicates that nearly 40 percent of all high school students report they have had sex, and 9. Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 54 percent reported condom use and 30 percent reported using birth control pills, an intrauterine device IUD , implant, shot or ring during their last sexual encounter. The birth rate for women aged years was According to CDC, reasons for the decline are not entirely clear, but evidence points to a higher number of teens abstaining from sexual activity and an increased use of birth control in teens who are sexually active. Though the teen birth rate has declined to its lowest levels since data collection began, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. Certain social and economic costs can result from teen pregnancy. Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health.
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That's right, abstinence. But the governor of Virginia would beg to differ. Last month Virginia Gov.
Here's what it should include. From the first time your young child asks you innocently where babies come from, to fielding questions about contraception and STIs from teens, parents are faced with the very real need to provide their children with the facts of life. But how much of this information should be coming from their teachers and what's the state of sex education in schools?