However, there is evidence of gendered messages within American school-based sex education that may lead to the continued existence of harmful stereotypes about gender and sexuality. Retrieved July 8, Although sex education programs that only promotes abstinence are very prominent in American public schools, comprehensive sex education is known to be the most effective and is proven to have helped young people make better decisions.
Results shows a positive impact of this model.
Adolescents are encouraged to be sexually abstinent until marriage and are not provided with information about contraception. They want students to know their bodies as well as know how to protect them and make smart decisions. By international law, states are required to provide access to information and education about reproductive health, but this does not require a sex education curriculum.
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LGBT community members cannot always utilize programs or recommendations from abstinence-only programs as they are not geared toward transgender and homosexual relationships. The House version has yet to get a committee hearing. Some parents believe that their children's school programs encourage sexual activity, and the schools believe that there are many students that don't get any sex education at home.
Although often linked to religious abstinence-only programs, virginity pledges have recently become included in many secular abstinence-only programs as well.
M" is an acronym, which stands for "abstinence only until marriage. Journal of Community Psychology. The study also showed that virginity pledges were most effective within a small group of pledgers in an at least partially nonnormative setting, meaning that if abstinence is not the norm, those taking a virginity pledge are more likely to adhere to it.
I learn better from younger kids that have been in my situation. Fact Sheet.